Definition of cottage
1 : the dwelling of a farm laborer or small farmer
2 : a usually small frame one-family house
3 : a small detached dwelling unit at an institution
4 : a usually small house for vacation use
cottageyplay \ˈkä-ti-jē\ adjective
Examples of cottage in a Sentence
We rented a cottage for the weekend.
She owns a cottage at the beach.
Recent Examples of cottage from the Web
As many as 68 adolescent girls in five cottages are served on Maryhurst’s main campus, which has a total of 70,000 square feet under roof.
This Homewood institution has been outfitting the lake homes and cottages of Birminghamians since 2000.
Ranging from 1,662 to 1,999 square feet, these cottages start at $439,000.
Meanwhile, a cottage market for reselling the tax credits to local taxpayers has blossomed.
So two years ago the park unveiled plans for cottages and eco-tents to better match the low-key surroundings set along the edge of Florida Bay.
In 1845, Thoreau left home to live in a cottage at Walden Pond, experimenting with simple living, reading classical literature and exploring the wild world around him.
Benefits of onions include the high levels of Vitamin C and beta carotene found in their green tops, which my mom likes to chop and mix with cottage cheese.
Predicting the end of Woods’ career has become a cottage industry.
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COTTAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cottage for English Language Learners
: a small house especially in the country
COTTAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of cottage for Students
: a small house usually in the country or for vacation use
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