What does cottage mean?

Definitions for cottageˈkɒt ɪdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cottage.

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cottage

    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.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cottage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cottage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    For serenity, always prefer the cottage to the palace!

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Like a wooden cottage of a lovely forest, leave yourself to the silence!

  3. Anthony Furtado:

    I opened the cottage door, put the light on and I found him hanging. He was hanging.

  4. Horace:

    Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    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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