Definition of Town house

1. Noun. A house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls.

Exact synonyms: Row House
Specialized synonyms: Brownstone, Terraced House
Generic synonyms: House

Definition of Town house

1. Noun. alternative spelling of townhouse ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Town House

town and gown
town ball
town bicycle
town bicycles
town car
town cars
town clerk
town crier
town criers
town gas
town hall
town halls
town house (current term)
town houses
town meeting
town planning
town square
town squares
town twinning
town walls

Literary usage of Town house

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1902)
"3ly Voted that the Committee Build the town House Just as Largi i Charlestown Meeting House as to the square of it. 4ly Voted to Build two porches one at ..."

2. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1878)
"As the place of meeting of the Council, as well as the representatives, the old town- house was the scene of great events. On Dec. 20, 1686, Governor Andros ..."

3. The New England Magazine by Making of America Project (1884)
"In Brunswick, Maine, which became a township in 1717, the first public building was the meetinghouse, and this also was the town-house for almost one ..."

4. History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut: From the First Indian Deed in 1659 by William Cothren (1854)
"... which being accomplished in about two years, it was called the " Town-House,", and a regular town meeting held in it January 12th, 1761. ..."

5. History of Concord, New Hampshire: From the Original Grant in Seventeen by James Otis Lyford, Amos Hadley, Will B. Howe (1896)
"Old town house ... 13th of the following December,8 the next meeting convened in the "town house,"—as the yet unfinished structure was 1 Town Records, 262. ..."

6. Life and Times in Hopkinton, N.H. by Charles Chase Lord (1890)
"At the time of the destruction of the town-house, there were suspicions of ... The loss of the town- house, however, aroused an unfortunate controversy. ..."

7. History of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770: Consisting of the Narrative by Frederic Kidder, John Adams (1870)
"... then I went to the south side of the Town-house and stood near the main guard, where a considerable number of persons stood. Captain Preston standing by ..."

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