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manor house

the house of the lord of a manor.
Also called mansion.
Origin of manor house
1565-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for manor house
  • At its heart was a medieval manor house, which itself had been aggrandised over the centuries.
  • Stay at a nearby inn, a waterfront bed and breakfast or a historic manor house.
  • The priory building holds six en-suite rooms and faces a registered historic building, the old manor house.
  • The old manor house on the monastery property remains and is a central part of the monastery structures.
  • Trenches and breastworks are visible near the manor house, and a cannonball was recently removed from the eaves.
  • They enlarged the manor house into a rambling farmhouse with wing additions surrounded by a formal garden.
British Dictionary definitions for manor house

manor house

(esp formerly) the house of the lord of a manor
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