summerhouse

noun

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

Example Sentences

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 Schjelderup-Ebbe tended the chickens at the summerhouse from the age of six. Jack El-hai, Discover Magazine, 5 July 2016 The château—once the summerhouse of the countess du Barry, the last mistress of King Louis XV—is a stone’s throw from the former horse stables and staff quarters that now house Le Doyenné. WSJ, 18 June 2022 The story is about four teenagers who were involved in a car crash and decide to stay at a summerhouse in the countryside to work through their grief. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 1 June 2022 The Swedish summerhouse tradition originated in the 19thcentury, as Sweden industrialized and urban populations increased rapidly. Annika Hipple, House Beautiful, 16 Aug. 2021 The home, originally built as a lavish summerhouse for a local family, now sits as a museum dedicated to the architect and all his design work in the region. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 June 2021 Old friends gather after their freshman year in college to rent a summerhouse on Lake Michigan and chase girls. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Old friends gather after their freshman year in college to rent a summerhouse on Lake Michigan and chase girls. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Old friends gather after their freshman year in college to rent a summerhouse on Lake Michigan and chase girls. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of summerhouse was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Summerhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summerhouse. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

summerhouse

noun
sum·​mer·​house ˈsəm-ər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce summerhouse (audio)
1
: a 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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