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country house

noun

  1. a house in the country, especially a large and impressive house on an estate.


country house

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of country house1

First recorded in 1585–95

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Example Sentences

The list of American émigrés who played a role in country house life before the Second World War is a long one.

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Just as significant were Americans who established another tradition by settling in Britain and buying country houses of their own.

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By the 1950s most of the Americans and Anglo-Americans who had acquired country houses were more British than the Brits.

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Hitchcock settled in southern California, leaving behind a flat in London and a country house in Shamley Green.

They were always made in the dead of the night, when Camilla was alone in her country house in the middle of nowhere.

The Barcelona youth compound is called La Masia, a country house boarding school for 300 boys.

They have also spent several weekends at country house shooting parties, including one at the Queen's estate on Sandringham.

Scripts I write in my country house, where it is quiet, but friends come and bring in a touch of chaos.

We spent a very happy day at the hospitable country house of Mr. Wardrope, and our cavalcade to the town at night was delightful.

The family were at their country-house at Botafogo; and a most excellent house it is, very handsomely built and richly furnished.

Meanwhile we have agreed that I am to visit her in summer at her country house (near Paris), when our fate will be decided.

Thus, Mills' houses had the appearance of a regular city house in the front and a country house in the back.

To-morrow I will pack my trunk and accept the invitation to visit at Uncle Ralph's country house.

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