Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

manse

[mans]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the house and land occupied by a minister or parson.
  2. the dwelling of a landholder; mansion.

Origin of manse

1480–90; earlier manss, mans < Medieval Latin mānsus a farm, dwelling, noun use of past participle of Latin manēre to dwell. See remain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for manse

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for manse

manse

noun
  1. (in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister

Word Origin

C15: from Medieval Latin mansus dwelling, from the past participle of Latin manēre to stay
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for manse

n.

late 15c., "mansion house," from Medieval Latin mansus "dwelling house; amount of land sufficient for a family," noun use of masculine past participle of Latin manere "to remain" (see mansion).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.