Mansion house

Mansion house
Mansion 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.] [1913 Webster]

In my Father's house are many mansions. --John xiv. 2. [1913 Webster]

These poets near our princes sleep, And in one grave their mansions keep. --Den?am. [1913 Webster]

2. The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension. [1913 Webster]

3. (Astrol.) A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st {House}, 8. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

4. The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The eight and twenty mansions That longen to the moon. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Mansion house}, the house in which one resides; specifically, in London and some other cities, the official residence of the Lord Mayor. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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