farm·​house | \ˈfärm-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of farmhouse 

: a dwelling on a farm

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Multigenerational continuity, so important for children’s sense of well-being, is big in Vermont: Taylor and her family live in the 200-year-old farmhouse where her husband grew up. Katie Arnold, Outside Online, "Yes, You Should Move Your Family to Vermont," 20 June 2018 The barn and farmhouse were 152 years old, so the wood was extremely dry, said Fire Chief Gary Dillon. Washington Post, "Fire destroys historic farm, 2 houses, kills 23 farm animals," 2 Apr. 2018 The group entered Brown’s outer office, which resembles a large dining room, with a wooden farmhouse table and long benches. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Inside California’s War on Trump," 19 Mar. 2018 Once there, the scenes alternate between encounters that unfold against a flat with a 3D view of the island, and the interior of Donny's scruffy farmhouse. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Lieutenant of Inishmore': Theater Review," 5 July 2018 Home builders large and small are fueling farmhouse fever. Cecilie Rohwedder, WSJ, "Farmhouse Fever Sweeps City Homes," 5 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of farmhouse

1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of farmhouse

: a house on a farm

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