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 Twenty years after its release, the film is now beloved, a deliciously witty British country house murder mystery. Caryn James, Town & Country, 9 Jan. 2022 The list of American émigrés who played a role in country house life before the Second World War is a long one. Adrian Tinniswood, Time, 21 Sep. 2021 The tower is in the county of Hampshire, about 80 miles southwest of London, and was built around 1900 to serve an adjacent country house. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 At Hotel Savoy Firenze, guests can hunt truffles with Benuzzi in the forests near his private country house in Bagno a Ripoli. Tyler Zielinski, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Nov. 2021 In our country house in France, there are so few flowers at this time of year. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2021 It’s a country house weekend story, a bit like an Agatha Christie mystery, except without any killers fingered, set over three days in a fictionalized festive period in a nonspecific year. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 5 Nov. 2021 Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux country house resort reminiscent of the Provençal region of France, provides the ultimate backdrop for a breathtakingly beautiful getaway just outside the nation's third national park. Jill K. Robinson, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2021 The family built a country house near Hunter Mountain, north of Manhattan, in the early 1970s. New York Times, 28 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of country house

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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16 Jan 2022

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“Country house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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