from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plot of land as the site for a house; later, a residential building taken together with its outbuildings and assigned land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law: A dwellinghouse.
- n. A dwelling-house with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, including garden and orchard, appropriated to the use of the household; a manor-house and its appendages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
From Anglo-Norman mesuage, probably from Late Latin messuagium, probably ultimately from Latin mansio or mansus. (Wiktionary)