- 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
Related Words for town housecourthouse
Examples from the Web for town house
Historical Examples of town house
The honeymoon will be spent at the town-house of the groom, in York Terrace.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Salem kept its "fire-buckets and hook'd poles" in the town-house.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
The magistrates assembled at the door of their town-house to receive him.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
There is neither school-house, nor town-house in its neighborhood.My Bondage and My Freedom
Pushing on, he made his appearance in the town-house, where the magistrates were assembled.The Ferryman of Brill
William H. G. Kingston
- 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
- Also called: row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house US and Canadian a house that is part of a terrace