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town house

a house in the city, especially as distinguished from a house in the country owned by the same person.
a luxurious house in a large city, occupied entirely by one family.
one of a row of houses joined by common sidewalls.
Also, townhouse.
Origin of town house
1520-30 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for townhouse
  • We said goodbye to our hulking ranch home and hello to a townhouse.
  • Gut renovation of spectacular turn of the century townhouse.
  • All of the apartments are free market, allowing for conversion to a single family townhouse.
  • Pastel colors reign at this resort's townhouse villas, which accommodate up to six people.
  • The one- and two-bedroom townhouse villas provide two floors of comfort.
  • Things often times get cramped within the townhouse restaurant, as people often come to enjoy a cozy dinner.
  • The three-story townhouse has private baths in each room and a family room that holds up to six guests.
  • Guest rooms range from standard rooms up to a five-bedroom townhouse.
  • Room choices range from one-bedroom with garden view to two-bedroom ocean view or townhouse spa suites.
  • The three-story, townhouse-style hotel includes single and double rooms with colorful, modern decor.
British Dictionary definitions for townhouse

town house

a terraced house in an urban area, esp a fashionable one, often having the main living room on the first floor with an integral garage on the ground floor
a person's town residence as distinct from his country residence
another name (now chiefly Scot) for town hall
(US & Canadian) Also called row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house. a house that is part of a terrace
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Word Origin and History for townhouse

1825, "residence in a town," from town + house (n.). As a type of suburban attached housing, c.1968, American English.

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