town house


Definition of town house 

1 : 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

2 : 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

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That developer then bought town houses at the resort, one of which that were sold to her now-husband. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Hawaii's false missile alert looms large in close Democratic primary," 11 Aug. 2018 An undetermined number of the town houses will be priced for low- and medium-income buyers, Kerr said. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Santa Rosa OKs housing zone in Wine Country high fire-risk area," 8 Feb. 2018 After leaving Miller’s town house, Bridges was off to drive another older woman to a rehab appointment in Orleans. Robert Weisman,, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 7 July 2018 Although Yeargan had to create two worlds—the commoner world of Eliza Doolittle, and the upper crust one of Doctor Henry Higgins—the true masterpiece is the latter’s town house: a towering, two story structure that’s a character in its own right. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How My Fair Lady Turned a Broadway Stage Into the Streets of Edwardian England," 17 Apr. 2018 Miller’s request for help was answered by Frank Bridges, who pulled up to her modest town house in his pickup truck on a sweltering July morning. Robert Weisman,, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 7 July 2018 The town houses, which are expected to range from 4,000 to 5,000 square feet in size and go for around $2 million per unit, are likely to be completed in late summer or early fall of 2019. Caitlin Mccabe,, "NYC developer planning $2 million townhomes on South Broad and Fitzwater Streets," 22 June 2018 Bell also demanded a separate office for his division, the geopolitical team, in a town house in Mayfair, the most expensive area of London. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," 25 May 2018 Where to Stay For 18 years, the intimate Hotel Julien, inside of central 16th-century town houses, ruled Antwerp’s hotel scene. Clodagh Kinsella, Condé Nast Traveler, "Northern Belgium Is Our New Favorite Food and Design Destination," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of town house

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of town house

: a house that has two or three levels and that is attached to a similar house by a shared wall

: a house in a city or town; especially : a house in a town or city owned by someone who also has a house in the country

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