Definition of cottage in English:


Syllabification: cot·tage
Pronunciation: /ˈkätij


  • 1A small simple house, typically one near a lake or beach.
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    • About a third of homes in the upper Yorkshire Dales are second homes or holiday cottages and three-quarters of house sales are to outsiders.
    • Some 40 per cent of the houses are either holiday cottages or weekend havens for wealthy townies.
    • Those who live in Prague spend their holidays in country cottages working in the garden and enjoying the outdoors.
  • 1.1A dwelling forming part of a farm establishment, used by a worker: farm cottages
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    • Now often the single men working on a farm have a cottage for accommodation and cook for themselves.
    • The production company has applied for the access road that leads to the farm and four cottages to be closed 24-hours a day for a month for filming purposes.
    • There are some days when the trees just seem greener than ever, the cottages and farms seem more romantic, and the sunshine seems to follow in your path.
    cabin, lodge; bungalow, country house; shack, chantey


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French cotage and Anglo-Latin cotagium, from cot2 or cote.

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