Pronunciation: (man'shun),[key] —n. 1. a very large, impressive, or stately residence.
2. See manor house. 3. Often, mansions.Brit.a large building with many apartments; apartment house.
4. Oriental and Medieval Astron. each of 28 divisions of the ecliptic occupied by the moon on successive days.
5. Archaic.an abode or dwelling place.