ranch house
noun Date: 1862 1. the main dwelling house on a ranch 2. a one-story house typically with a low-pitched roof and an open plan

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  • ranch house — n 1.) AmE a house built on one level, usually with a roof that does not slope very much →↑bungalow 2.) a house on a ranch in which the rancher lives …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ranch house — ranch ,house noun count AMERICAN 1. ) a house on one level, often with a roof that does not slope much 2. ) the main house on a RANCH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ranch house — ranch′ house n. 1) archit. the house of the owner of a ranch, usu. of one story and with a low pitched roof 2) archit. any one story house of the same general form, esp. one built in the suburbs • Etymology: 1860–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • ranch house — ☆ ranch house n. 1. the owner s residence on a ranch 2. a style of house in which all the rooms are on one floor, usually with a garage attached …   English World dictionary

  • ranch house — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ranch house : singular ranch house plural ranch houses American 1) a house on one level, often with a roof that does not slope much 2) the main house on a ranch …   English dictionary

  • ranch house — 1. the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low pitched roof. 2. Also called rambler. any one story house of the same general form, esp. one built in the suburbs. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * ▪ building       type of… …   Universalium

  • ranch house — /ˈræntʃ haʊs/ (say ranch hows) noun 1. the main building on a ranch, where the owner lives. 2. a long, single storey house, often having an open plan interior layout …   Australian English dictionary

  • ranch house — noun (C) AmE 1 a house built on one level, usually with a roof that does not slope much 2 a house on a ranch in which the rancher lives …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ranch house —    Carlisle: 1922. The main building on a ranch …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • ranch house — noun a one story house with a low pitched roof (Freq. 3) • Hypernyms: ↑house …   Useful english dictionary

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