country seat

noun
\ ˌkən-trē-ˈsēt How to pronounce country seat (audio) \
variants: or less commonly countryseat

Definition of country seat

: a house or estate in the country

Examples of country seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Highclere Castle is a 5,000-acre estate in Hampshire, England and has been the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon since 1679. Robert Reiss, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Wilton House has served as the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years, and the Palladian Bridge was constructed in 1736-1737 over the little River Nadder, just south of Wilton House. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 3 Apr. 2022 Native craftsmen soon learned to produce their own masterpieces, such as the 15-foot-high staircase designed for Cassiobury House, the country seat of the earls of Essex, around 1677-80. Peter Saenger, WSJ, 23 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'country seat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of country seat

1583, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About country seat

Time Traveler for country seat

Time Traveler

The first known use of country seat was in 1583

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near country seat

country school

country seat

countryside

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for country seat

Last Updated

13 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Country seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country%20seat. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!