town house

or townhouse

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  1. a house in the city, especially as distinguished from a house in the country owned by the same person.

  2. a luxurious house in a large city, occupied entirely by one family.

  1. one of a row of houses joined by common sidewalls.

Origin of town house

First recorded in 1520–30

Words Nearby town house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use town house in a sentence

  • In this connection it may not be out of place to remember that the town house was enlarged and a belfry added to it.

    A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
  • To be sure, Robin must have a town house now he was married.

    Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan

British Dictionary definitions for town house

town house

  1. 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

  2. a person's town residence as distinct from his country residence

  1. another name (now chiefly Scot) for town hall

  2. Also called: row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house US and Canadian a house that is part of a terrace

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