country house


Definition of country house

: a house and especially a mansion in the country

Examples of country house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country house, built in Oxfordshire, England, in the early 1700s, is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Loo on the loose! Burglars steal 18-karat golden toilet on display at UK palace," 14 Sep. 2019 Later on in a subsequent episode, the Queen is flicking through photos at her country house, and lo and behold: There's Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Elizabeth and Philip again, in photos with their young children! Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Is Claire Foy In Season 3 of 'The Crown'?," 4 Nov. 2019 The newspaper claimed that the works of art were among 17 paintings on loan to the country house in Ayrshire, which acts as the registered office of The Prince’s Foundation, Prince Charles' charity. NBC News, "Prince Charles' charity admits doubt over authenticity of stately home paintings," 3 Nov. 2019 Located just minutes from downtown Thomaston, WaterCrest is a 740-acre estate featuring the Hightower House, regarded as one of the last great country houses built in America in the classical tradition. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Tour This Just-Listed Georgia Estate Modeled After Alexander Hamilton's Mansion," 1 Nov. 2019 Production designer Samuel Deshors, who worked on Call Me by Your Name, turns the isolated Craftsman-style country house into a broad stage where the Mohen family continuously has it out. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, "'My Dog Stupid' ('Mon chien Stupide'): Film Review," 31 Oct. 2019 Inside, the rooms are done in a classic country house style, and most offer iron balconies and large windows. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Spas in the U.S. & Around the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, the home of one of his chief enemies has been raided by police, and her dacha, a country house, was burned down. Max De Haldevang, Quartz, "Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is also a former TV star facing scandal," 25 Sep. 2019 The Earls of Carnarvon have lived at the Jacobethan-style country house since 1679, which—coincidentally—is said to be around the time that gin emerged in England. Rachel King, Fortune, "The Iconic Castle on ‘Downton Abbey’ Is Bringing Its London Dry Gin to the U.S.," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of country house

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2019

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“Country house.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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