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.
Origin and Etymology of cottage
Middle English cotage, from Anglo-French, from Middle English cot — more at cot
First Known Use: 14th century
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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