Definition of townhouse in English:


Syllabification: town·house
Pronunciation: /ˈtounˌhous
(also town house)


  • 1A tall, narrow, traditional row house, generally having three or more floors.
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    • The arrangement follows a traditional town house, with garage and service spaces at ground level, a piano nobile first floor for living, dining and cooking, and two floors of bedrooms above.
    • The garden cannot be seen from the road because it is at the rear of a terrace town house in Goat Street.
    • Possible evidence of this was found in the form of a gold solidus in the concrete floor of a town house at Carlisle (the coin seems to have been accidentally dropped into the wet concrete - a huge financial loss).
  • 1.1A modern two- or three-story house built as one of a group of similar houses.
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    • Swaythling Housing Society has submitted a planning application to the council to build 12 three-storey town houses, three two-storey homes and eight flats on a car park and disused shopping precinct adjacent to St Helier Place.
    • Blacksmith's Forge is a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and three-storey town houses with two or three bedrooms.
    • Now builders Caplin Developments want to put up 12 three-storey town houses with parking and gardens.
  • 2A house in a town or city belonging to someone who has another property in the country.
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    • He also ordered a number of pieces for his own use in his much-publicized New York City town house.
    • Then you'll come home years later - tanned, cultured and a thousand times more intelligent that me - and settle down with a respectable man, have 2.4 children, a dog, a town house and cottage in the country.
    • Beckford traveled on the Continent frequently during the 1780s and 1790s and maintained residences in Lisbon and Paris as well as a town house in London.

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