mansion

[ man-shuhn ]
/ ˈmæn ʃən /

noun

a very large, impressive, or stately residence.
Often mansions. British. a large building with many apartments; apartment house.
Oriental and Medieval Astronomy. each of 28 divisions of the ecliptic occupied by the moon on successive days.
Archaic. an abode or dwelling place.

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Origin of mansion

1325–75; Middle English <Latin mānsiōn- (stem of mānsiō) an abiding, abode. See manse, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for mansion

mansion
/ (ˈmænʃən) /

noun

Also called: mansion house a large and imposing house
a less common word for manor house
archaic any residence
British (plural) a block of flats
astrology any of 28 divisions of the zodiac each occupied on successive days by the moon

Word Origin for mansion

C14: via Old French from Latin mansio a remaining, from mansus; see manse
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