Definitions for cottageˈkɒt ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cot•tageˈkɒt ɪdʒ(n.)

  1. a small house, usu. of only one story.

  2. a small, modest vacation house, as at a lake or mountain resort.

  3. one of a group of small, separate houses, as for patients at a hospital.

Origin of cottage:

1350–1400; ME cotage. See cot2, -age ; cf. ML cotagium, appar. < AF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bungalow, cottage(noun)

    a small house with a single story

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cottage(noun)ˈkɒt ɪdʒ

    a small house in the country

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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


Translations for cottage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cottage(noun)

a small house, especially in the country or in a village

a holiday cottage in Devon.

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