great house

noun

Definition of great house

: the main house of an estate or plantation

Examples of great house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like Paul Atreides, Feyd-Rautha is a talented and charismatic young scion of a great house. Christian Holub, EW.com, 26 Oct. 2021 Now the great house in the Park Cities’ exclusive Volk Estates is back on the sale block. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 19 May 2021 Here’s a great house plant that isn’t named after a creepy crawly creature: aloe vera. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Why, then, has this great house been such a tough sell? Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, 5 Jan. 2021 Two young orphans, Miles and Flora, are under the care of a governess at their uncle’s great house in the country. John Banville, WSJ, 2 Oct. 2020 Always nearby would be the impoverished villages of peasants who toiled on the land, provided servants for the great house, and soldiers for the czar’s army. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Sep. 2020 These playful four-legged friends make great house pets and typically weigh between 55 and 80 pounds. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 30 June 2020 Behind every great house is a great relationship between architect and client. David Netto, Town & Country, 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of great house

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of great house was in 1633

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Last Updated

30 Oct 2021

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“Great house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20house. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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