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 Generally speaking, many multiplex auditoriums across the country seat less than 250 people, although in larger locales, some can seat well above that number. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Movie Theaters Battle to Stay Open Despite Shelved Films, But for How Long?," 12 Mar. 2020 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, "A New Look at Britain’s Old Treasures," 23 Jan. 2020 National Guard units from nearby country seats was there within hours. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: What Dorian tells us about risk and scale," 8 Sep. 2019 The San Antonio-border country seat could yield a runoff, as well, between Gina Ortiz Jones, an Air Force veteran, and Jay Hulings, a former federal prosecutor. Washington Post, "Things to know from Tuesday’s Texas primaries," 6 Mar. 2018 The San Antonio-border country seat could yield a runoff, as well, between Gina Ortiz Jones, an Air Force veteran, and Jay Hulings, a former federal prosecutor. Washington Post, "Things to know from Tuesday’s Texas primaries," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of country seat

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of country seat was in 1583

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“Country seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country%20seat. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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country seat

noun
How to pronounce country seat (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of country seat

chiefly British : a large house that is built on a large piece of land

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