row house


variants or less commonly rowhouse
: one of a series of houses connected by common sidewalls and forming a continuous group
Fundamentally, a row house is a building that stands cheek by jowl with its neighbors, often sharing a common wall.Eric Wybenga

Examples of row house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past, fans have celebrated with advent calendars that feature row houses and a giant tree with an angel on top. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 This former industrial port town across from midtown Manhattan is now a trendy destination with sidewalk coffee shops, bars, and diverse architecture spanning 1800s brownstones, classic row houses, and sleek waterfront high-rises. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2023 The concept is ideally suited to uniform building designs and old row houses. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Oct. 2023 Cai wanted to convert his two-unit row house into a five-unit building, adding two additional stories with a roof deck. Danny McDonald,, 13 Apr. 2023 Organizers have pushed for changes to the city’s zoning code to allow for more community input on development proposals and protection for Chinatown’s row house district. Danny McDonald,, 13 Apr. 2023 Found in a sleepy Dutch village On a frosty Tuesday morning this past January, heavily armed police descended on a row house in Arkel, a Dutch village of just over 3,400 residents. Mick Krever, CNN, 5 Sep. 2023 Tourists and city dwellers alike march up to the famous monument, past the handsome red brick row houses closer to downtown, but rarely come down the other side. Catherine Carlock,, 11 Aug. 2023 The design team drew inspiration and color schemes from the picturesque row houses of Charlestown, and the buildings themselves will look similar to the many other new low-rise apartment buildings around Boston. Catherine Carlock,, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of row house was in 1871

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“Row house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

row house

: any of a row of houses connected by common sidewalls

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