country house


Definition of country house

: a house and especially a mansion in the country

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Recent Examples on the Web So, what made this country house versatile enough to play this many roles? Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "This English Country House Was Used to Create Four Different Bridgerton Residences—and Appeared on The Crown," 6 Jan. 2021 He was feted as a hero, decorated with top medals, and given a country house outside Moscow. Vladimir Isachenkov,, "George Blake, double agent who passed Western secrets to Soviets and made daring escape east, dies in Russia," 26 Dec. 2020 Deene Park in Northamptonshire is a country house that has been the seat of the Brudenell family for 500 years. Witold Rybczynski, WSJ, "‘Follies’ Review: Castle Frivolous," 24 Dec. 2020 Valletta was a regular guest at Fenech’s country house, where Theuma once barbecued for them. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Murder in Malta," 14 Dec. 2020 Reporters from the Guardian and Reuters visited the country house. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Murder in Malta," 14 Dec. 2020 The queen's Sandringham estate – her private country house in Norfolk, north of London, where the royal family typically spends Christmas – has launched its Sandringham Gin just in time for the holidays. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Cheers! Queen Elizabeth launches a gin with ingredients from her own garden," 24 Nov. 2020 And when the royal couple return to England, Charles goes straight to his country house to see Camilla. Martha Sorren,, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From The Crown Season 4," 19 Nov. 2020 This country house is located in Dorset, a county in the southern part of England. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "You Can Visit These English Manor Houses From Netflix’s Rebecca," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of country house

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Country house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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