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 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, "Five Best: John Banville on ‘Big House’ Books," 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, "To the Russian manor born: Public gets a rare chance to walk historic halls," 3 Sep. 2020 These playful four-legged friends make great house pets and typically weigh between 55 and 80 pounds. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "These Are America's Most Popular Dog Breeds, According to the American Kennel Club," 30 June 2020 Behind every great house is a great relationship between architect and client. David Netto, Town & Country, "Inside a Spectacular Hamptons Garden by the Sea," 9 Apr. 2020 Of course, this will inevitably change what’s available in theaters, hence why the great House of Mouse has started shifting some of its theatrical releases to stream as Disney+ exclusives. Matthew Ball, Bloomberg.com, "Hollywood Box Office Booms Even as Americans Stay Home and Chill," 1 May 2020 That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Are you ready for ‘Hunger Games’ prequel book and film?," 29 Apr. 2020 Would the great house of Lehman have collapsed if there were women at the top? Rosabeth Moss Kanter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Warren Buffett has the right answer to crony capitalism: women," 4 Mar. 2020 And there was water, a great house, a barn, and tons of acreage for the kids to hunt on. Lauren Helmer, al, "This Alabama wedding venue is set on 864 acres of land," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of great house

1633, in the meaning defined above

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“Great house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20house. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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