mansion

A mansion is a huge, fancy house. Some mansions are eventually turned into museums where you can get a look at an old wealthy family's art and furniture collections.

It takes a lot of money and a staff of workers to live in and take care of a mansion. Historically, post-fifteenth century European noblemen lived in mansions that became the typical style of home for aristocrats who no longer required the safety of fortified castles. The word mansion comes from the Latin root mansionem, "a staying or a remaining," from the stem manere, "to stay."

Primary Meanings of mansion

1.
n
a large and imposing house
2.
n
(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
Full Definitions of mansion
1

n a large and imposing house

Synonyms:
hall, manse, mansion house, residence
Examples:
Buckingham Palace
the London residence of the British sovereign
Types:
manor, manor house
the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
castle, palace
a large and stately mansion
stately home
a mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family
Type of:
house
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
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n (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Synonyms:
house, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign
Examples:
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Aries the Ram
the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19
Taurus the Bull
the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20
Gemini the Twins
the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20
Cancer the Crab
the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
Leo the Lion
the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22
Virgo the Virgin
the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22
Libra the Balance
the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
Scorpio the Scorpion
the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21
Sagittarius the Archer
the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21
Capricorn the Goat
the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
Aquarius the Water Bearer
the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18
Pisces the Fishes
the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20
Type of:
part, region
the extended spatial location of something

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