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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Recent Examples on the Web That’s seen assets at his company, run from a Georgian town house in London’s Mayfair district, shrink to about $3 billion from $13 billion in 2015. Nishant Kumar,, "Odey Steps Down From Running His Firm to Focus on Funds," 3 Nov. 2020 In the fifties, Beard moved to a town house in the West Village and began an extremely successful life as a cooking teacher. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "How James Beard Invented American Cooking," 5 Oct. 2020 One afternoon in May, 2017, Hawke rode his bicycle from his town house in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, to New Brown Memorial Baptist Church, near the Red Hook housing projects, where McBride oversees the children’s music program. John Lahr, The New Yorker, "The Many Faces of Ethan Hawke," 14 Sep. 2020 This Italianate town house is not to be confused with the second, 1882 Morris Marks residence, on Southwest Harrison Street, which sold for $1.5 million in September 2019 and was added to the National Register almost a half century ago. oregonlive, "Portland shoe baron’s 1880 mansion, saved, moved and now for sale at $1.8 million," 1 Sep. 2020 At his dad’s North Dallas town house, the men started talking — family stories, favorite movies and, of course, music. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Matt Zoller Seitz is helping his jazz-legend dad produce his final record in Dallas — and documenting it on film," 28 Aug. 2020 B&B a Piazza del Gesù, in Viterbo, is a side project of architect Raffaele Ascenzi and his wife, Valeria, comprising three pared-down, effortlessly chic rooms in their sprawling medieval town house. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Italy's Forgotten Palazzos Make for an Opulent Road Trip," 9 Feb. 2020 Blitz gallery opened in a town house, empty for three decades, belonging to founder Alexandra Pace's grandparents; shows have included shroud-like 3D sculptures by Maltese artist Kane Cali. Rick Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Malta, Roman Ruins and Natural Wine Bars Sit Side by Side," 21 May 2020 On March 25th, as the mask-making was in full swing, Siriano took me on a FaceTime tour of his atelier, which occupies a prewar Beaux-Arts town house on Fifty-fourth Street and Fifth Avenue. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "How Christian Siriano Turned His Fashion House Into a Mask Factory," 31 Mar. 2020

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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 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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