Meaning of COTTAGE in English
cot ‧ tage S3 W3 /ˈkɒtɪdʒ $ ˈkɑː-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Anglo-French ; Origin: cotage , from English cot 'cottage' , from Old English ]
a small house in the country:
a country cottage
We’re staying in a holiday cottage in Dorset.
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■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + cottage
He lived all his life in a small cottage by the river.
▪ remote (=far from any towns)
There’s a remote cottage in the mountains where we go for walking holidays.
▪ picturesque (=pretty)
Would you prefer to live in a modern house or a picturesque cottage?
▪ a thatched cottage (=with a roof made from dry straw)
a row of small thatched cottages
▪ a country cottage (=in the countryside)
A lot of people dream of living in a country cottage.
▪ a stone cottage
The village is full of old stone cottages with thatched roofs.
▪ a holiday cottage British English (=that people use or rent for holidays)
We rented a holiday cottage in Wales.
▪ a weekend/summer cottage (=that the owners go to at weekends or in the summer)
They live in London but they also have a weekend cottage by the sea.
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▪ house a building that someone lives in, especially one that is intended for one family, person, or couple to live in:
Annie and Rick have just bought their first house.
The price of houses is going up all the time.
▪ detached house British English a house that is not joined to another house:
a detached four-bedroomed house
▪ semi-detached house British English a house that is joined to another house on one side
▪ terraced house British English , row house American English one of a row of houses that are joined together
▪ townhouse one of a row of houses that are joined together. In British English, townhouse is often used about a large and impressive house in a fashionable area of a city:
an 18th-century townhouse in Bath
▪ cottage a small house in the country – used especially about houses in the UK:
a little cottage in the country
a thatched cottage (=with a roof made of straw)
▪ bungalow a small house that is all on one level:
Bungalows are suitable for many elderly people.
▪ country house a large house in the countryside, especially one that is of historical interest:
The hotel was originally an Edwardian country house.
▪ mansion a very large house:
the family’s Beverly Hills mansion
▪ mobile home ( also trailer American English ) a type of house that can be pulled by a large vehicle and moved to another place
▪ ranch house American English a long narrow house that is all on one level:
a California ranch house
▪ duplex American English a house that is divided into two separate homes
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012