ranch house

  1. the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low-pitched roof.
  2. Also called rambler. any one-story house of the same general form, especially one built in the suburbs.

Origin of ranch house

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ranch house

Historical Examples of ranch house

  • For was not Jessie waiting for him beyond, in that ranch-house?

  • They found the ranch-house as Marion and Dicksie had left it, deserted.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The ranch-house was deserted, and the men were all at the river.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The ranch-house was dark when they drove into the yard, for which she was thankful.


    Caroline Lockhart

  • Perhaps she might have been more comfortable if he or Bud had remained at the ranch-house.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames