great house

noun

Definition of great house

: the main house of an estate or plantation

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Located in a desert canyon hours outside of Albuquerque, the park is home to centuries-old archaeological wonders including petroglyphs and the ever-popular Pueblo Bonito, an 1,100-year-old Native American great house. National Geographic, "Find epic stargazing at ‘New Mexico’s Machu Picchu’," 25 Mar. 2019 But Bronn points out that all of the great houses in Westeros, including House Lannister, were founded by cutthroats. Carrie Wittmer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones: How Highgarden Made Bronn Hideously Wealthy," 29 May 2019 What the team was actually filming that day was the meeting among the great houses of Westeros in the dragon pits, which was shot in Seville and appears in Season 8, Episode 6. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jaqen H'ghar and The Waif Filmed a Fake Game of Thrones Finale Scene," 28 May 2019 Informed docents provide tours through memorials, slave cabins, and the great house with a unique focus on the slaves’ perspective. National Geographic, "13 destinations for African-American history and culture," 23 May 2019 For pretty much all of human civilization, the accumulation of tremendous wealth by an individual or family has typically resulted in a great house, perhaps even several. Steven Stolman, House Beautiful, "Sunnylands: The California Mansion That Has Hosted Frank Sinatra, Queen Elizabeth, and More," 18 Apr. 2019 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

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1633, in the meaning defined above

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