Definition of "country house" [country house]

  • A residence in the country, especially a mansion or other large dwelling on a country estate. (noun)

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Use "country house" in a sentence
  • "Among them were the heirs to the large De Lancey estate, a country house built by a former governor of the province."
  • "He had built himself a splendidly impressive country house in the 1530s at Easton Neston in Northamptonshire."
  • "Ambitious and now fabulously rich, Wolsey had alighted on Hampton Court, an existing country house used by the Order of the Knights Hospitalers, which he built up at prodigious cost into a sensational moated Gothic palace surrounded by formal parks and gardens and filled with six hundred of the best tapestries in the world."