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.
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.
Man·sion, v. i. To dwell; to reside. [Obs.]
n 1: (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is
divided [syn: sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign,
house, planetary house]
2: a large and imposing house [syn: mansion house, manse, hall,