noun cot·tage \ˈkä-tij\

: a small house especially in the country

Full Definition of COTTAGE

:  the dwelling of a farm laborer or small farmer
:  a usually small frame one-family house
:  a small detached dwelling unit at an institution
:  a usually small house for vacation use
cot·tag·ey \-ti-jē\ adjective

Examples of COTTAGE

  1. We rented a cottage for the weekend.
  2. She owns a cottage at the beach.

Origin of COTTAGE

Middle English cotage, from Anglo-French, from Middle English cot — more at cot
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to COTTAGE

bach [New Zealand], cabin, camp, chalet, lodge

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with COTTAGE

COTTAGE Defined for Kids


noun cot·tage \ˈkät-ij\

Definition of COTTAGE for Kids

:  a small house usually in the country or for vacation use
July 04, 2015
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