farm·house | \ ˈfärm-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of farmhouse 

: a dwelling on a farm

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It was finished with a farmhouse sink and a Porter Barn Wood plank wall. Lisa Van Loo, azcentral, "Phoenix couple puts 'blood, sweat and tears' into historic 1925 Coronado renovation," 28 June 2018 The family moved into its farmhouse and did not rebuild the home. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86," 8 July 2018 The first sweet snap shows the newborn stargazing with sisters Ella Rose, 11, and Emmie Kay, 8, in the backyard of their Waco farmhouse. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Just Shared New Photo of Baby Crew With His Sisters and Our Hearts Can’t Take It," 3 July 2018 The interior offers intimate farmhouse vibes, with sensible updates like new windows marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Restored 1756 Martha’s Vineyard farmhouse asks $2.25M," 10 July 2018 On Tuesday, the royal couple will host an evening of music at Llwynywermod, the Welsh farmhouse near Llandovery, where they will be based for a few days. Simon Perry,, "Prince Charles Just Had Something Special Named in His Honor (in Addition to Baby Louis, of Course!)," 2 July 2018 The funky new Tourists is the ideal place to stay, a 46-room complex that yokes together an old motel, mill, and 19th-century farmhouse and features onsite trails and river fishing. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in July," 15 June 2018 There's lots of rustic farmhouse home decor, textiles, fine antique furniture and accessories. Cristina B Bolling, charlotteobserver, "One super-shopper reveals her 5 best finds in Charlotte. Have you been to all these stores?," 30 May 2018 Decades later, in 1981, the films were unearthed in a farmhouse basement by a local history teacher and antique collector named Michael Zahs. Lily Rothman, Time, "This Mysterious Long-Lost Film of the Brooklyn Bridge Wasn't Seen for a Century," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of farmhouse

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of farmhouse was in 1598

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English Language Learners Definition of farmhouse

: a house on a farm

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