a small house with a single story
A small house; a cot; a hut.
A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.
Of men: To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.
To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
Origin: from cot 'cot, cottage' and -age 'surrounding property', from *kutan (compare kot, kūz 'execution pit'), from Scytho-Sarmatian *kuta (compare Avestan kata 'chamber').
a small house; a cot; a hut
Origin: [From Cot a 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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kot′āj, n. a small dwelling-house, esp. of labourers, varying greatly in size, appearance, and comfort: a country residence.—adj. Cott′aged, covered with cottages.—n. Cott′ager, one who dwells in a cottage, esp. of labourers.—Cottage allotments, pieces of land allotted to cottagers to be cultivated as gardens; Cottage piano, a small upright piano. [See Cot.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cottage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3180
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cottage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3205
Rank popularity for the word 'cottage' in Nouns Frequency: #1109
The numerical value of cottage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of cottage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For serenity, always prefer the cottage to the palace!
Like a wooden cottage of a lovely forest, leave yourself to the silence!
I opened the cottage door, put the light on and I found him hanging. He was hanging.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
If you have good neighbours, you can bear living in a bad cottage; if you have bad neighbours, you can’t bear living even in a good palace!
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Translations for cottage
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- къщурка, къщичкаBulgarian
- Cottage, Kotten, Häuschen, HütteGerman
- chalet, cottageSpanish
- کازه, کلبهPersian
- [[teach]] [[beag]], teachínIrish
- casolare, rustico, casettaItalian
- コテージ, 小屋Japanese
- хи́жина, изба́, до́мик, котте́джRussian
- кућица, kućicaSerbo-Croatian
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