country house

noun

Definition of country house

: a house and especially a mansion in the country

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Prenuptual agreements aren’t just for the world’s Bogey Lowensteins, those guys with country houses and gold bars falling out of their pockets. Melissa Batchelor Warnke, Glamour, "Your Marriage Is Over. Who Gets Custody of the Pets?," 26 Nov. 2018 Depicting napping knights, slumbering artisans and slumping kings, the series is on loan from an Oxfordshire country house, where the series has been decorating the salon walls since it was installed there in the 1890s. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "In London, Medieval Legends Through Modern Eyes," 19 Oct. 2018 Diana encouraged Sarah and Andrew's romance, inviting the couple to her country house, Highgrove, for a visit before their relationship became public. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "A Complete Timeline of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's Relationship," 8 Oct. 2018 And one color dominates the Irish country house: brown. Robert O'byrne, ELLE Decor, "Tour a Legendary Manor in Northern Ireland," 12 Oct. 2018 Some of the hallmarks of a country house idyll as prescribed by competitors—like Babington House in Somerset and Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest—are in place. Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside the U.K.'s Most Anticipated Hotel Opening This Summer," 31 Aug. 2018 As opposed to the country house feel of his other lodges, Matakauri has a sleek alpine ambiance. Jessica Flint, WSJ, "The Hedge Fund Pioneer Turned Accidental Luxury Hotelier," 19 June 2018 Roughly 160,000 people live in San Miguel and its surrounding patchwork of villages and country houses. Ann Mauze, WSJ, "If You’re Thinking of Retiring in San Miguel de Allende," 19 Apr. 2018 Blenheim, which is open to the public for tours, is a country house in Oxfordshire, west of London. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump stuns in sweeping Grecian-goddess J. Mendel gown for dinner at Churchill's palace," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of country house

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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country house

noun

English Language Learners Definition of country house

: a large house in the country typically owned by someone who also has a home in a city

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