country house


: a house and especially a mansion in the country

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The new feature centers on a family that takes a dream holiday to an idyllic country house, only to have the vacation turn into a psychological nightmare. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2023 From the street, Anne Spratling and John Ayris’s home looks like a classic English country house. Ruth Bloomfield,, 13 Apr. 2023 During the same period, she was also frequently spotted at Prince Charles' country house, Highgrove. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2023 Hall shared photos from her country house in Tennessee, where she was joined by her husband Josh Hall, her daughter Taylor, 12, and her sons Hudson, 3, and Brayden, 7. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2023 To this aim, Forestier called on the leading rosarian of the day, Jules Gravereaux, a former executive at the Bon Marché department store who had designed Europe’s first modern roseraie, or rose garden, at his country house in a village south of Paris known today as L’Haÿ-les-Roses. Mary Winston Nicklin, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 Influenced by her family’s country house in Maine and paying tribute to her deeply felt Yankee roots, the revered mother of American Country Style inspired an entire generation of American designers. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 23 May 2022 Besieged by the striking workers, who showed up en masse in a raging mob at Icahn’s country house, the financier opened up the gate, came out and started explaining his side of matters: The company was losing $200 million and needed to cut labor costs to survive. Kyle Smith, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 Catch up on past episodes, including this special country house reveal, on Discovery+. Hannah Jones, Country Living, 12 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of country house was in the 14th century

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“Country house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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