great house

noun

Definition of great house 

: the main house of an estate or plantation

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Credit the current owners who took a great house, then fine-tuned and upgraded it for years. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "17 years of tweaks turns Pleasant Ridge home into a vintage showplace," 7 July 2018 About 1000 years ago, indigenous people built an elaborate network of great houses, kivas, and grand roads centered on Chaco Canyon, in the middle of the San Juan Basin of present-day New Mexico. April Reese, Science | AAAS, "Drilling boom threatens web of ancient roads in Southwest," 16 May 2018 Many of the structures and artworks have endured, including ceremonial buildings, great houses, kivas and petroglyphs. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites," 4 May 2018 Among its themes — and perhaps the most engaging one — is the decline of the great houses of England. John Vernon, New York Times, "Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them," 16 Feb. 2018 It's stacked with great house and techno talent, from Mark Knight to Cassy, Art Department, Lee Burridge, Green Velvet and more. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Mark Knight, Cassy, Green Velvet & More to Play Vujaday Fest in Barbados," 1 Feb. 2018 Congratulations to Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Brady, Steve Scalise, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and all great House Republicans who voted in favor of cutting your taxes! Stephen Koff, cleveland.com, "Your tax bill savings might not be as big as advertised. The economic development benefits might not be, either," 19 Dec. 2017 Congratulations to Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Brady, Steve Scalise, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and all great House Republicans who voted in favor of cutting your taxes! Benjy Sarlin, NBC News, "Senate passes sweeping GOP tax bill, but House to vote again," 20 Dec. 2017 As conflict intensifies between Parliament and the crown, Makepeace becomes a prisoner in the Fellmottes’ great house, Grizehayes. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "The Best New Children’s Books," 27 Oct. 2017

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1633, in the meaning defined above

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