See also: Maison and maîson

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French maisun, meson, inherited from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōnem (abode, home, dwelling), from maneō (remain, stay) (whence also French manoir).

Doublet of mansion, a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛ.zɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃
  • Homophone: maisons
  • Hyphenation: mai‧son

NounEdit

maison f (plural maisons)

  1. house

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

maison (invariable)

  1. homemade
    Synonyms: domestique, fait maison
    une grande tarte maisona big home-made pie
    spécialité maisonspeciality of the house
  2. (employment) in-house
    La compagnie a un département de traduction maison.The company has an in-house translation department.
  3. (colloquial, intensifier) first-rate, top-notch
    une engueulade maisona hell of a telling off

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French maisun, meson.

NounEdit

maison f (plural maisons)

  1. house (building intended to be lived in)
  2. house; dynasty
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 31:
      il dist qu'il estoit de la maison au Roy Artus
      he says he was from the House of King Arthur

DescendantsEdit

  • French: maison

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French maison.

NounEdit

maison f (plural maisons)

  1. fashion house