country house


Definition of country house 

: a house and especially a mansion in the country

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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 The plot involves a married English couple living in a country house near Paris. Toby Zinman,, "'Don't Dress for Dinner' at the Lantern Theater: Tasty, summery sex romp," 31 May 2018 Norman was working as a groom at a country house where Thorpe was spending a weekend. Robert Lloyd,, "Hugh Grant has a killer role in Amazon's 'A Very English Scandal'," 28 June 2018 But Mr Trump will spend hardly any time in the capital, instead meeting the prime minister at her country house, Chequers, and seeing the queen at Windsor Castle, before heading to Scotland for a spot of golf. The Economist, "London gives a warm, orange welcome to Donald Trump," 12 July 2018 There is both a large kitchen with cozy country house vibes and a breakfast area, and a formal dining room. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Impressive Arts and Crafts house asks $3.35M outside NYC," 9 July 2018 With Ernie Byfield's country house across the road at Grassmere Farms, Jack could offer equestrian activities to his brother's famous guests, as well as stabling Blaun Erickson's polo ponies in the summertime. Barbara Benson,, "Column: Horses continue to make history in Barrington area," 5 July 2018 On July 6th Mrs May will call her cabinet to Chequers, the prime minister’s country house, to thrash out the final details of a Brexit white paper due to be published on July 9th. The Economist, "Hard Brexit is unravelling," 28 June 2018 Interior designer David Nastasi and his husband, Michael Stone, had outgrown their Brooklyn Heights apartment and had it with the commute to their East Hampton country house. Wendy Goodman, The Cut, "An Old-Fashioned Fixer-Upper," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of country house

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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