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manor house

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noun
  1. the house of the lord of a manor.
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Origin of manor house

First recorded in 1565–75
Also called mansion.
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Examples from the Web for manor house

Historical Examples

  • Now it was mortgaged to the top of the manor-house aerial-mast.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • By the time we have done with it—for all practical purposes—it will be a Tudor manor-house.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • Her palace was the manor-house, near the church, of which little now remains.

  • The garden of the Thetinga State, the manor-house at Wieuwert.

  • He remained that night at the manor-house, that he might be with them as long as possible.

    Roger Willoughby

    William H. G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for manor house

manor house

noun
  1. (esp formerly) the house of the lord of a manor
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