country house


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country house

n.
A residence in the country, especially a mansion or other large dwelling on a country estate.

country house

n
(Architecture) a large house in the country, esp a mansion belonging to a wealthy family
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.country house - a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the countrycountry house - a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country
chateau - an impressive country house (or castle) in France
dacha - Russian country house
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
shooting box, shooting lodge - a small country house used by hunters during the shooting season
summer house - a country house (usually located in the country) that provides a cool place to live in the summer
villa - pretentious and luxurious country residence with extensive grounds
villa - country house in ancient Rome consisting of residential quarters and farm buildings around a courtyard
Translations

country house

nvilla di campagna
References in classic literature ?
A CERTAIN MAN, detained by a storm in his country house, first of all killed his sheep, and then his goats, for the maintenance of his household.
Count Bennigsen, being a landowner in the Vilna province, offered his country house for the fete, and the thirteenth of June was fixed for a ball, dinner, regatta, and fireworks at Zakret, Count Bennigsen's country seat.
"You are the notary empowered to sell the country house that I wish to purchase, monsieur?" asked Monte Cristo.
Separated from her staircase, all the week, by the length of iron road dividing Coketown from the country house, she yet maintained her cat-like observation of Louisa, through her husband, through her brother, through James Harthouse, through the outsides of letters and packets, through everything animate and inanimate that at any time went near the stairs.
He determined to alight neither in the great square from which he had started, nor in the Sultan's palace, but in a country house at a little distance from the town.
She would have parted from Mirabel, when the visit to the pleasant country house had come to an end, remembering him as an amusing acquaintance and nothing more.
And, with his lackey, he took the road to the governor's country house.
However, I was so enamoured of this place, that I spent much of my time there for the whole of the remaining part of the month of July; and though upon second thoughts, I resolved not to remove, yet I built me a little kind of a bower, and surrounded it at a distance with a strong fence, being a double hedge, as high as I could reach, well staked and filled between with brushwood; and here I lay very secure, sometimes two or three nights together; always going over it with a ladder; so that I fancied now I had my country house and my sea- coast house; and this work took me up to the beginning of August.
The day of the races had been a very busy day for Alexey Alexandrovitch; but when mentally sketching out the day in the morning, he made up his mind to go to their country house to see his wife immediately after dinner, and from there to the races, which all the Court were to witness, and at which he was bound to be present.
Towards sunset that evening I stood again on the well-remembered terrace, and looked once more at the peaceful old country house. The gardener was the first person whom I saw in the deserted grounds.
He must look out for something at once now - a country house and estate.
At some old gable-roofed country houses you will see brass whales hung by the tail for knockers to the road-side door.