ranch house


Definition of ranch house

1 : the main dwelling house on a ranch
2 : 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 The daylight ranch house, built in 1952, has an open living room with a wall of windows, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,484 square feet of living space. oregonlive, "On the market: Portland area homes for sale with a smart outdoor living space," 30 Jan. 2021 And this wasn’t their first time working together—Blasingame also decorated the Bush family’s ranch house in Crawford, Texas. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "A Look at the Most Impressive—and Fascinating—White House Interiors Throughout History," 14 Jan. 2021 The work of May, a San Diego native who created the modern California ranch house in the 1930s, is inextricably linked to the history of Sunset. Sunset Magazine, "A Garden in Every Room: How Cliff May Invented California Living," 22 Jan. 2021 The man accused of driving a pickup truck filled with Molotov cocktails and other deadly weapons to the nation’s capital lives in a brick ranch house in the backwoods of Alabama. NBC News, "Off the grid, heavily armed and radicalized: He's a law enforcement nightmare," 17 Jan. 2021 Tensions also run high at his parents’ ranch house, where his kids have been living during his absence. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio-born ‘Walker’ star Jared Padelecki says The CW’s reboot of ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ focuses on family, not flying kicks," 14 Jan. 2021 The one-story ranch house, built in 1937, sat on a half-acre behind gates and contained 3,900 square feet of living space. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property newsletter: Real estate, a great American pastime," 21 Nov. 2020 Set in the late 1950s at a ranch house in Reno where women wait to finalize quickie divorces, the movie is full of characters from all walks of life looking for a fresh start. David Sims, The Atlantic, "20 of the Best Films About Family for the Holidays," 21 Nov. 2020 Rush started transforming the corner lot house in the Fire Mountain neighborhood five years after moving in, turning that façade of what had been a standard ranch house into one with the stylings of a Craftsman. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two WaterSmart winners: Botanical abundance and Craftsman charm," 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of ranch house

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ranch house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranch%20house. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ranch house

: the main house on a ranch
US : a house that has a single story and a roof that is not very steep

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