Definitions for cottageˈkɒt ɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bungalow, cottage(noun)

    a small house with a single story


  1. cottage(Noun)

    A small house; a cot; a hut.

  2. cottage(Noun)

    A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.

  3. cottage(Verb)

    Of men: To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.

  4. cottage(Verb)

    To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.

  5. Origin: from cot 'cot, cottage' and -age 'surrounding property', from *kutan (compare kot, kūz 'execution pit'), from Scytho-Sarmatian *kuta (compare Avestan kata 'chamber').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cottage(noun)

    a small house; a cot; a hut

  2. Origin: [From Cot a cottage.]


  1. Cottage

    In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cosy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. However there are cottage-style dwellings in cities, and in places such as Canada the term exists with no connotations of size at all. In the United Kingdom the term cottage also tends to denote rural dwellings of traditional build, although it can also be applied to dwellings of modern construction which are designed to resemble traditional ones In certain places the term "cottage" can refer to a vacation/summer home, often located near a body of water. However, in the USA generally this is more commonly called a "cabin", "chalet", or even "camp".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cottage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3180

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cottage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3205

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cottage' in Nouns Frequency: #1109

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