ranch house


: the main dwelling house on a ranch
: a one-story house typically with a low-pitched roof and an open plan

Examples of ranch house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the 2,400-square-foot barn that Kristofferson and his wife used as a vacation house, there is also a 1,900-square-foot ranch house, a dairy barn, and a feed barn, all of which are in need of a little TLC. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 9 Aug. 2023 The daylight ranch house, built in 1976 on 0.36 acres, has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,699 square feet of living space. Jeastman, oregonlive, 5 Apr. 2023 The 16-year-old needs to stay cool, which was nearly impossible now without air conditioning or fans in the cinder block ranch house. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2023 The preserve includes an 1823 adobe ranch house, remnants of another adobe and a waterfall. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Oct. 2023 The 1950s ranch house on the golf course was filled with memorabilia and photos of the silent screen beauty with her many admirers. Dana Delany Published, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2023 As revenues skyrocketed, Shobi Dahl sold the ranch house and bought a larger property on Southeast Waverly Drive in Milwaukie. Jeastman, oregonlive, 30 Aug. 2023 Aging ranch houses sometimes gain additions, growing up with second stories, or out with new kitchens and family rooms. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 18 July 2023 Home: This is a 3-bed, 3-bath, two-story, 2,800-square-foot log/board-and-batten, walkout ranch house on approximately 1.66 private acres. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 11 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ranch house was in 1859

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“Ranch house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranch%20house. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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ranch house

: the main house on a ranch
: a one-story house usually with a low-pitched roof

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