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country house

noun
1.
a house in the country, especially a large and impressive house on an estate.
Origin of country house
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • He could also paint the interior of a country house, as at Fryston, and his landscapes are vivid.

    Studies in Literature and History Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  • And it's near Mr. Percival Dunbar--or, at least, Mr. Dunbar's country house.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • There was a haunted room in the Devonshire country house that no one dared occupy.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The Brassfields' country house was copied from an historic French chateau.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman
  • The next time he saw her—it was at a country house where both were guests—and the subsequent times, he had had himself in hand.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
British Dictionary definitions for country house

country house

noun
1.
a large house in the country, esp a mansion belonging to a wealthy family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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