Definition of Country house

1. Noun. A house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country.

Specialized synonyms: Chateau, Dacha, Shooting Box, Shooting Lodge, Summer House, Villa, Villa
Generic synonyms: House

Definition of Country house

1. Noun. (British) A weekend and holiday residence outside of the city; (American English) a second home. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Country House

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country and western
country beam
country beams
country borage
country bumpkin
country bumpkins
country club
country codes
country cousin
country dance
country dancing
country doctor
country folks
country house (current term)
country houses
country mile
country music
country of origin
country of provenance
country park
country parks
country pop
country rock
country seat
country store
country wife

Literary usage of Country house

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

1. The Confessions of S. Augustine: Book I-X. by Augustine (1886)
"Verecundus, though not yet a Christian, offers his country house for a time, ... However, he offered us courteously to remain at his country-house, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to by Andrew Jackson Downing (1852)
"Difference between a city and a country house. The characteristic features of a country house. Examination of the leading principles in Rural Architecture. ..."

3. The Architecture of Country Houses: Including Designs for Cottages, Farm by Andrew Jackson Downing (1859)
"WHAT A country house OR VILLA SHOULD BE. IN our republic there are neither the castles of feudal barons nor the palaces of princes. ..."

4. Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden, John Bright (1878)
"DISTRESS OF THE COUNTRY. HOUSE OF COMMONS, FEBRUARY 17, 1843. [The Queen's Speech, read Feb. 2, 1843, ' regretted the diminished receipt from some of the ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"HOW HORACE LIVED AT HIS country house From 'The Country of Horace and Virgil ' IT is very annoying that Horace, who has described with so many details the ..."

6. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1897)
"King engages a country house near New York—King to Vansittart—Demands Restoration of Wines and Spirits—Remains of Stores on Merchant Vessels seized by the ..."

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