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country house

a house in the country, especially a large and impressive house on an estate.
Origin of country house
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

a large house in the country, esp a mansion belonging to a wealthy family
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