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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mansion  \Man"sion\,  v.  i. 
  To  dwell;  to  reside.  [Obs.]  --Mede. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  In  my  Father's  house  are  many  mansions.  --John  xiv. 
  2. 
 
  These  poets  near  our  princes  sleep,  And  in  one  grave 
  their  mansions  keep  --Den?am. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mansion 
  n  1:  one  of  12  equal  areas  into  which  the  zodiac  is  divided  [syn: 
  {sign  of  the  zodiac},  {sign},  {house},  {planetary  house}] 
  2:  a  large  and  imposing  house  [syn:  {mansion  house},  {manse},  {hall}, 
  {residence}] 




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