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See also: mansión
- mansioun (obsolete)
mansion (plural mansions)
- A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
- (UK) A luxurious flat (apartment).
- (Hong Kong, only used in names) An apartment building.
- (obsolete) A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.
- (obsolete) A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.
- 1658, Thomas Browne, “The Garden of Cyrus. […]. Chapter V.”, in Hydriotaphia, Urne-buriall, […] Together with The Garden of Cyrus, […], London: […] Hen[ry] Brome […], →OCLC; reprinted as Hydriotaphia (The English Replicas), New York, N.Y.: Payson & Clarke Ltd., 1927, →OCLC, page 192:
- According to that Cabaliſticall Dogma: If Abram had not had this Letter [i.e., ה (he)] added unto his Name he had remained fruitleſſe, and without the power of generation: […] So that being ſterill before, he received the power of generation from that meaſure and manſion in the Archetype; and was made conformable unto Binah.
- (historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
- (Chinese astronomy) One of twenty-eight sections of the sky.
- (chiefly in the plural) An individual habitation or apartment within a large house or group of buildings. (Now chiefly in allusion to John 14:2.)
- 1667, John Denham, On Mr Abraham Cowley, his Death, and Burial amongst the Ancient Poets:
- These poets near our princes sleep, / And in one grave their mansion keep.
- 2003, The Economist, (subtitle), 18 Dec 2003:
- The many mansions in one east London house of God.
- Any of the branches of the Rastafari movement.
- → Japanese: マンション (manshon)
large house or building
mansion f (plural mansions)
- “mansion”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- Alternative form of