town house


: a usually single-family house of two or sometimes three stories that is usually connected to a similar house by a common sidewall
also : row house
: a house in town
specifically : the city residence of one having a country seat or having a chief residence elsewhere
stayed at their town house during the social season

Examples of town house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The campaign images are set in a grand London town house with model Adam Sattrup sitting on a brown suede sofa wearing a three layered outfit consisting of a wool blazer, a knit sweater and an unbuttoned shirt. Hikmat Mohammed, WWD, 10 July 2024 In the minimalist style with Brutalist touches that is a signature of his work, François preserved many of the home’s existing features, highlighted them, and allowed the unique charm of this town house to survive. Nicolas Milon, Architectural Digest, 8 July 2024 The building’s exterior is a picturesque red-brick town house while the interiors of At Sloane, designed by Francois-Joseph Graf, are a prevailing ambiance of tactful contemporary chic. Laura Itzkowitz, Architectural Digest, 24 June 2024 Bass said affordable housing includes small ranchers and town houses for first-time homebuyers. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for town house 

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Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of town house was in 1571

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“Town house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

town house

: a house connected to the next house by a common sidewall

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