town house
noun Date: 1586 1. a house in town; specifically the city residence of one having a countryseat or having a chief residence elsewhere <
stayed at their town house during the social season
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2. a usually single-family house of two or sometimes three stories that is usually connected to a similar house by a common sidewall; also row house

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Town house — Town Town, n. [OE. toun, tun, AS. tun inclosure, fence, village, town; akin to D. tuin a garden, G. zaun a hadge, fence, OHG. zun, Icel. tun an inclosure, homestead, house, Ir. & Gael. dun a fortress, W. din. Cf. {Down}, adv. & prep., {Dune},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • town|house — «TOWN HOWS», noun. 1. = town hall. (Cf. ↑town hall) 2. a town prison or poorhouse. town house, 1. a house in town, belonging to a person who also has a house in the country. 2. one of a group of houses, each sharing a common wall with the next… …   Useful english dictionary

  • town house — town houses 1) N COUNT A town house is a tall narrow house in a town, usually in a row of similar houses. 2) N COUNT: with poss The town house of a wealthy person is the house that they own in a town or city, rather than another house that they… …   English dictionary

  • Town House — (Qormi,Мальта) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 19 Bishop Scicluna, QRM1595 Qor …   Каталог отелей

  • town house — town′ house or town′house n. 1) a house in the city, esp. a luxurious one or one distinguished from a person s house in the country 2) archit. one of a group of two or three story houses of uniform architectural treatment, usu. joined by common… …   From formal English to slang

  • town house — ► NOUN 1) a tall, narrow traditional terrace house, generally having three or more floors. 2) an urban residence of a person owning another property in the country …   English terms dictionary

  • town house — n. 1. a city residence, esp. as distinguished from a country residence of the same owner ☆ 2. a dwelling, typically two story or three story, that is one of a planned complex of such, often contiguous, dwellings: also townhouse or townhome n …   English World dictionary

  • town house — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms town house : singular town house plural town houses 1) a house in a city or town belonging to someone who also has a house in the countryside 2) an expensive house near the main part of a town or city 3)… …   English dictionary

  • town house — noun (C) 1 a house in a town or city, especially a fashionable one in a central area 2 a house in a town that belongs to someone who also owns a house in the countryside: the Duke s townhouse in Mayfair 3 AmE a house in a group of houses that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • town house — /ˈtaʊn haʊs/ (say town hows) noun 1. a house or mansion in a town or city, as distinguished from a country residence. 2. → townhouse …   Australian English dictionary

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