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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The complex, known as the Ice House because it was built on the site of a former ice cream factory, consists of 126 town house-style apartments and was expected to be fully completed by 2020. Olga R. Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Blaze guts apartment project amid Oakland housing struggles," 23 Oct. 2018 Inside the elegant town house, the guest list was a who’s who of Beckham’s supporters (and her parents) including Eva Chen, Gordon and Tana Ramsay, and Juergen Teller (who shot the campaign featuring Beckham inside her own shopping bag). Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "British Vogue and David Beckham Host a Party for Victoria Beckham’s 10th Anniversary," 17 Sep. 2018 Seattle firefighters battled a blaze in a town house under construction in Fremont early Thursday, bringing it under control shortly before sunrise. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Fire in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood damages town houses under construction," 13 Sep. 2018 The town house is fully engulfed in flames, according to the fire department. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Fire in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood damages town houses under construction," 13 Sep. 2018 The Holleins have rented a town house on the Upper East Side (a far cry from the one-room flat in Hell’s Kitchen the couple shared during the Krens era). Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Meet Max Hollein, the Metropolitan Museum’s New Director," 15 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of town house

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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English Language Learners Definition of town house

US : 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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