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country house

a house in the country, especially a large and impressive house on an estate.
Origin of country house
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And it's near Mr. Percival Dunbar--or, at least, Mr. Dunbar's country house.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • The Brassfields' country house was copied from an historic French chateau.


    Stephen French Whitman
  • An hour later they were all gathered at Raynor Three's country house.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • We live for the most part in France—at the country house in which my wife and I first met.

  • Randal Bellamy's country house was a place of pleasant breakfasts.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for country house

country house

a large house in the country, esp a mansion belonging to a wealthy family
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