Meaning of “mansion” in the English Dictionary

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"mansion" in British English

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mansionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmæn.ʃən/ us /ˈmæn.ʃən/

C1 a very large, expensive house:

The street is lined with enormous mansions where the rich and famous live.

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  • The mansion is set in 90 acres of beautiful, unspoilt countryside.
  • He told me he owned a mansion in Spain and I fell for it.
  • The mansion had an atmosphere of genteel elegance and decay.

(Definition of “mansion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mansion" in American English

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mansionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmæn·ʃən/

a very large and usually expensive house:

Mansions line the shore around the lake.

(Definition of “mansion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)