Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

town house

or townhouse

a house in the city, especially as distinguished from a house in the country owned by the same person.
a luxurious house in a large city, occupied entirely by one family.
one of a row of houses joined by common sidewalls.
Origin of town house
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for town house
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • A fascinating old curiosity shop in an old house that was once the town house of the Duke of Kent.

  • In later years this became the town house of the Poltimore family.

    Exeter Sidney Heath
  • South of the town house on Fairfax stood the jail, stocks, and whipping post for the use of those who failed to keep the law.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • Would he give up his town house and collecting whatever it is he collects?

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • Drive me to the town house where I was bound when that hoss of yours run away with me.

  • I will tell you now that I don't even know where is the Earl's town house.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • For some reason their town house was objectionable, and Mount Dunstan was without attractions.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • He is at your town house now, and can leave by the ten-o'clock train.'

  • Finally Mr. Shchapoff carried his family to his town house for much-needed change of air.

British Dictionary definitions for town house

town house

a terraced house in an urban area, esp a fashionable one, often having the main living room on the first floor with an integral garage on the ground floor
a person's town residence as distinct from his country residence
another name (now chiefly Scot) for town hall
(US & Canadian) Also called row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house. a house that is part of a terrace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for town house

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for town

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for town house