[man-shuh n] /ˈmæn ʃən/
a very large, impressive, or stately residence.
Often, mansions. British. a large building with many apartments; apartment house.
Oriental and Medieval Astronomy. each of 28 divisions of the ecliptic occupied by the moon on successive days.
Archaic. an abode or dwelling place.
Also called mansion house. a large and imposing house
a less common word for manor house
(archaic) any residence
(Brit) (pl) a block of flats
(astrology) any of 28 divisions of the zodiac each occupied on successive days by the moon
mid-14c., “chief residence of a lord,” from Old French mansion “stay, permanent abode, house, habitation, home; mansion; state, situation” (13c.), from Latin mansionem (nominative mansio) “a staying, a remaining, night quarters, station,” noun of action from past participle stem of manere “to stay, abide,” from PIE *men- “to remain, wait for” (cf. Greek menein “to remain,” Persian mandan “to remain”). Sense of “any large and stately house” is from 1510s. The word also was used in Middle English as “a stop or stage of a journey,” hence probably astrological sense “temporary home” (late 14c.).
[man-sahyzd] /ˈmænˌsaɪzd/ adjective, Informal. 1. large; big; generous: a man-sized sandwich. 2. formidable: a man-sized undertaking. adjective 1. of a size appropriate for or convenient for a man 2. (informal) big; large adjective Large; hefty: Crump bet man-sized money (1934+)
[man-slaw-ter] /ˈmænˌslɔ tər/ noun 1. Law. the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought. 2. the killing of a human being by another; homicide. /ˈmænˌslɔːtə/ noun 1. (law) the unlawful killing of one human being by another without malice aforethought Compare murder See also homicide, malice aforethought 2. (loosely) the killing of a […]
[man-sley-er] /ˈmænˌsleɪ ər/ noun 1. a person who kills another human being. one who was guilty of accidental homicide, and was entitled to flee to a city of refuge (Num. 35:6, 12, 22, 23), his compulsory residence in which terminated with the death of the high priest. (See CITY OF REFUGE.)
/ˈmænsən/ noun 1. Sir Patrick. 1844–1922, British physician, who established that mosquitoes transmit certain parasites responsible for human diseases Manson Man·son (mān’sən), Sir Patrick. 1844-1922. Scottish parasitologist. One of the founders (1899) of the London School of Tropical Medicine, he introduced (1877) the hypothesis that the mosquito is host to the malaria parasite.