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country house

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

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for country house

Historical Examples

  • His father resided in the next county, and we met at a country-house.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • My father brought the wainscoting from an old English country-house in Dorsetshire.

  • Not a word was said of his country-house, or the interrupted meal.

  • A wife like that and a country-house is all one can wish for to embellish one's life.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • The month of June saw Mrs. Dunmore settled in her country-house for the summer.

    The Elm Tree Tales

    F. Irene Burge Smith


British Dictionary definitions for country house

country house

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