summerhouse

noun
sum·​mer·​house | \ ˈsə-mər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce summerhouse (audio) \

Definition of summerhouse

1 : a country house for summer residence
2 : a covered structure in a garden or park designed to provide a shady resting place in summer

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Examples of summerhouse in a Sentence

They have a summer house on the lake. the sudden shower had wedding guests scurrying to the safety of the garden's summerhouse
Recent Examples on the Web Old friends gather after their freshman year in college to rent a summerhouse on Lake Michigan and chase girls. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Old friends gather after their freshman year in college to rent a summerhouse on Lake Michigan and chase girls. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Old friends gather after their freshman year in college to rent a summerhouse on Lake Michigan and chase girls. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Logan's summerhouse in the Hamptons was originally built in the 1960s for Henry Ford's grandson. Hugh Hart, Fortune, "An Inside Look at ‘Succession’s’ Corporate Melodrama With Adam McKay and Kieran Culkin," 8 Sep. 2019 Old friends gather after their freshman year in college to rent a summerhouse on Lake Michigan and chase girls. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019 Pavilions—also known as summerhouses, gazebos or belvederes—are architects’ more free-spirited counterpoints to a house. Karen Bruno, WSJ, "Wealthy Homeowners Find a Luxurious Way to Shelter Outdoors," 1 Aug. 2018 Casa Vicens Built in the 1880s as a summerhouse for stockbroker Manel Vicens, Casa Vicens was the very first house Gaudí designed. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Gaudí in Barcelona: Our Guide," 3 Mar. 2018 The set by Rob Howell doesn’t create a realistic facsimile of the Connecticut summerhouse in which O’Neill spent his boyhood summers. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons fill 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' with sorrow and savagery," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of summerhouse

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Summerhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summerhouse. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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summerhouse

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English Language Learners Definition of summerhouse

chiefly British : a covered structure in a garden or park that is used as a resting place in summer
: a house that someone lives in during the summer

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