country house

noun

Definition of country house

: a house and especially a mansion in the country

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Abruzzo has villas, apartments, country houses and ruins — and home prices run the gamut. New York Times, "House Hunting in … Italy," 27 June 2018 In the Jazz Age glory, years before the great stock market crash of 1929, there were a thousand grand country house estates on Long Island. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Live Like Jay Gatsby With a Weekend Visit to This Jazz Age Mansion in Nassau County," 24 July 2018 They were married in 2007, in the Scottish capital, and spent their honeymoon at his parents’ country house, a picturesque old mill two and a half hours away. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Inside The Shed, Manhattan's New State-of-the-Art Cultural Venue," 12 Dec. 2018 The main mission was to lighten, brighten, and conjure the relaxed elegance of an English country house for a young couple with three children. Barbara King, House Beautiful, "Cathy Kincaid on Decorating a Traditional Dallas House," 24 Mar. 2015 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

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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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