town house

or town·house

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

Origin of town house

First recorded in 1520–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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.

  • 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

    Frederick Douglass

  • Pushing on, he made his appearance in the town-house, where the magistrates were assembled.

    The Ferryman of Brill

    William H. G. Kingston

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
  3. another name (now chiefly Scot) for town hall
  4. Also called: row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house US and Canadian a house that is part of a terrace
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