Meaning of “cottage” in the English Dictionary

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"cottage" in British English

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cottagenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒt.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈkɑː.t̬ɪdʒ/

B1 a small house, usually in the countryside:

They live in an idyllic country/thatched cottage, with roses around the door.
We rented a little beach cottage on the North Caroline coast.

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  • They've just bought a darling little cottage.
  • She divides her time between her apartment in New York and her cottage in Yorkshire.
  • They seem idyllically happy in their cottage.
  • We used to while away the weekends at my aunt's cottage in the country.
  • The cottage is situated in the middle of a wood at the end of a narrow potholed lane.

(Definition of “cottage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cottage" in American English

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cottagenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑt̬·ɪdʒ/

a small house, usually away from a city or town

(Definition of “cottage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)