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
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.
Across the street from the future Sammamish cottage homes, Luxenberg noted, are new houses selling for more than $1 million.
All this unbridled rage is tempered by sections that detail Orestes’ years in hiding at the end of the world in an elderly woman’s cottage.
There's a cottage industry in the social science literature about the various health benefits of being curious, which range from the mildly pleasant to the really crucial.
Rustic, thatched cottages at the two four-star Pacific Resorts, one on Rarotonga and one on Aitutaki, offer full amenities, luxuriant landscaping, a restaurant, bar and swimming pool.
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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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