country house


Definition of country house

: a house and especially a mansion in the country

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The story follows a young governess who travels to a country house in Essex, England — a house named Bly Manor, naturally — to care for an orphaned boy and girl entrusted to their uncle, who is uninterested in raising them. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "'The Haunting of Hill House' Season 2, 'The Haunting of Bly Manor': Everything We Know About the New Season," 23 Aug. 2019 Two of West Hills Homes Northwest’s new houses are on the Street of Dreams tour: A French country house with a striking copper porch roof (read about La Maison) and a modern farmhouse named The Meadow., "2019 Street of Dreams: Modern farmhouse has high-tech features," 16 Aug. 2019 Lately, Tokarczuk has been toying with the idea of living more or less full time in her country house in the Kłodzko Valley, and the place is being renovated and extended. Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, "Olga Tokarczuk’s Novels Against Nationalism," 29 July 2019 Such shows—in major museums in major cities—are perfect for the summer, when much of the art world has hied off to beaches and country houses, but when regular-folk tourists arrive in droves. Peter Plagens, WSJ, "‘Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection’ Review: An Artist-Led Sampler," 8 June 2019 Here is a scene from one of the early Maigrets, The Two-Penny Bar,in which Maigret, not revealing himself as a policeman, is mingling with a bunch of weekenders in a riverside country house on the Seine. Vince Passaro, Harper's magazine, "Maigret All Day," 22 July 2019 Several of the aircraft were tied to scandals — such as the helicopter that whisked a senior official to his country house in 2015. Washington Post, "López Obrador’s cost-cutting spree is transforming Mexico — and drawing blowback from bureaucrats," 15 July 2019 As the film makes clear, in the brutal dictator’s former country house, the rule is, no eating the other residents. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Rivers of Life: The Nile’ Review: Wildlife Takes Over," 13 June 2019 Accompanying their husbands, the ladies attended a dinner table conference at Khrushchev’s dacha, or country house. Djurdja Bartlett, Smithsonian, "When the United States and Soviet Union Fought It Out Over Fashion," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of country house

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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