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

Examples of town house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 22 town house development is not a good fit for the area in the 18900 block of South Townline Road, which is near single-family homes, Mayor Frank Fleischer said. Michelle Mullins,, 29 Oct. 2021 At the time, Patiño had multiple homes around the world, including a sprawling town house on New York’s Fifth Avenue and a nearly 28,000-square-foot mansion on Paris’ famed Avenue Foch. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2021 Set in Detroit's Lafayette Park, this town house by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is a meticulous piece of mid-20th century architecture, updated with a cool Ikea kitchen. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 16 Oct. 2021 This town house has the advantage of looking out into the neighborhood's Plaisance Park, which makes the view from its living room even more spacious. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 16 Oct. 2021 Opponents of the $10 billion project, including Westport community members and a developer planning a town house and apartment community on the waterfront land there, cheered the agency’s notice Thursday. Lorraine Mirabella,, 3 Sep. 2021 In the modern, street-level office of her sister’s West Seattle town house, with its gleaming windows and cold, concrete floors, Ms. Gustavson seems out of place in her earthy maroon tunic and dangling blue lapis earrings. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Sep. 2021 Three children under the age of 12 are dead after a fire at a Maryland town house early Monday, a fire official said., 19 July 2021 The likelihood of a disaster such as the one in Florida happening here doesn’t appear high, in part because condo developments tend to be more horizontal (town house-style) than vertical (high-rises)., 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of town house

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Town house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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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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