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Definition of "cottage" []

  • A small, single-storied house, especially in the country. (noun)
  • A small vacation house. (noun)
  • A small simple house, esp in a rural area (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small house in the country or at a resort, used for holiday purposes (noun)
  • One of several housing units, as at a hospital, for accommodating people in groups (noun)
  • A public lavatory (noun)

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Use "cottage" in a sentence
  • "He's also writing lots of magazine articles, updating his website, publishing every issue of The Realist online and, in his spare time, maintaining what he calls his "cottage industry"-- peddling a digitally colored edition of the infamous "Disneyland Memorial Orgy" parody, created by Mad magazine artist Wally Wood and first published in 1967 as a centerspread in The Realist."
  • "When her cottage is attacked the following night, Coyle leads her into the forest, away from civilization."
  • "Rather than feel like an empty or unfilled space, the dream of the cottage is a warm beacon."