Man"sion (?), n. [OF. mansion, F. maison, fr. L. mansio a staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, fr. manere, mansum, to stay, dwell; akin to Gr. . Cf. Manse, Manor, Menagerie, Menial, Permanent.]

1.

A dwelling place, -- whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter.

[Obs.]

In my Father's house are many mansions. John xiv. 2.

These poets near our princes sleep, And in one grave their mansions keep. Denam.

2.

The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension.

3. Astrol.

A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st House, 8.

Chaucer.

4.

The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution.

[Obs.]

The eight and twenty mansions That longen to the moon. Chaucer.

Mansion house, the house in which one resides; specifically, in London and some other cities, the official residence of the Lord Mayor.

Blackstone.

 

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Man"sion, v. i.

To dwell; to reside.

[Obs.]

Mede.

 

© Webster 1913.

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