cottage

Definitions

  • Stella's Cottage
    Stella's Cottage
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cottage a small house with a single story
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cowley's Cottage, Chertsey Cowley's Cottage, Chertsey
The Gardener's Cottage The Gardener's Cottage
THE WOLF AT THE GRANDMOTHER'S COTTAGE THE WOLF AT THE GRANDMOTHER'S COTTAGE
COTTAGE CORNICES COTTAGE CORNICES
Everything vanished and, instead, there appeared a pretty little peasant's cottage Everything vanished and, instead, there appeared a pretty little peasant's cottage
A thatched cottage and garden A thatched cottage and garden
MAKING THE DINNER—A COTTAGE INTERIOR AT SÆLBO MAKING THE DINNER—A COTTAGE INTERIOR AT SÆLBO
A COTTAGE INTERIOR, TELEMARKEN A COTTAGE INTERIOR, TELEMARKEN

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton and a cottage cheese like substance are popular pizza toppings
    • n Cottage A small house; a cot; a hut.☞ The term was formerly limited to a habitation for the poor, but is now applied to any small tasteful dwelling; and at places of summer resort, to any residence or lodging house of rustic architecture, irrespective of size.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Richard Nixon liked ketchup on his cottage cheese.
    • n cottage A cot; a humble habitation, as of a farm-laborer or a European peasant.
    • n cottage A small country residence or detached suburban house, adapted to a moderate scale of living.
    • n cottage A temporary residence at a watering-place or a health- or pleasure-resort, often a large and costly structure.
    • n cottage In old English law, the service to which a cotset or cotter was bound.
    • n cottage In Australia, a dwelling without up-stairs rooms; a house in which all the rooms are on the ground floor: as, a weather-board cottage with twelve rooms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cottage kot′āj a small dwelling-house, esp. of labourers, varying greatly in size, appearance, and comfort: a country residence
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Quotations

  • Sting
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    “Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
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    “Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Cot a cottage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Cot.

Usage

In literature:

It was a blustering afternoon when John, with his bag in his hand, set out from the station at Hurrymere for Mrs. Dennistoun's cottage.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
Miss Mordaunt gave him gracious permission, and Fay looked shyly pleased; and so it came that Hugh called daily at the cottage.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I know the old servant and some of the furniture arrived at the Gray Cottage two days ago.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Tom Brangwen had taken them a cottage at Cossethay, on a twenty-one years' lease.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
There I can get a cottage to shelter us; and we must live by the work of our own hands.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Craven Cottage was considered the prettiest specimen of cottage architecture then existing.
"A Walk from London to Fulham" by Thomas Crofton Croker
I have heard that he's surrounded with books and pictures in his cottage.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
This patch was the Lorimers' cottage.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
St Roque's Cottage was considered rather a triumph of local architecture.
"The Doctor's Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
She remembered that Pyn's cottage was the first cottage; and as she approached it the boatman came to the door.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It struck her humorously that the trunk was larger than most of the cottages they were passing.
"Robinetta" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Angleford, a mere handful of red-brick cottages, five miles from a railway station, was little known to the outer world.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
The interior of the little cottage was astir with bustling activity.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
The girl was sweeping in front of the cottage, the door was wide open.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
There shall be cottages in the dark ravine, and cottages on the lonely slopes.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
They will leave the trap at Mrs. MacMurdoch's cottage until we come back.
"The Adventure League" by Hilda T. Skae
But it is no gardener's cottage.
"The Pines of Lory" by John Ames Mitchell
So they were, or had been, cottages.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Was it, as I am hoping, on the day when you visited Gleer Cottage in company with her, or since?
"The Riddle of the Night" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Sunday morning had come again, and, with it, stirring times in the cottage by the lake.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

At these stones, why
Start'st thou, stranger?
Many stones are lying yonder
Round my cottage.
"The Wanderer" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It was an humble cottage,
Snug in a rustic lane,
Geraniums and fuschias peep'd
From every window-pane;
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
See his cold and empty grate,
See his little cottage,
See his cold and empty plate,
He has got no pottage.
"A Nightly Deed" by Charles Madge
There was a snow—white lily
Grew by a cottage door:
Such a white and wonderful lily
Never was seen before.
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
The cottage is dismantled
Of all that made it bright;
Beyond its silent portal
No love, nor life, nor light.
"Rutha" by Hattie Howard
Who seeks for crown or sceptre
when every man's a ming
whose patch of cottage garden
has felt the feet of Spring!
"A Little Bit Of Garden" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

Consumers there used social media to complain about the high price of cottage cheese.
VADUZ, Liechtenstein — It seems patently absurd to Sigvard Wohlwend that the entire country of Liechtenstein — all 62 square miles of it — could be for rent, as if it were some sort of oversized alpine cottage.
Amid revelations that foreclosures around the country have been improperly processed, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is stepping up an investigation of the cottage industry that foreclosures have become in New York.
Coquitlam RCMP made a public appeal today to locate Gregory Owen Schleen, 49, who was last seen Wednesday at a forensic psychiatric hospital in Port Coquitlam but failed to return to his cottage at the Colony Farm Forensic Hospital.
In 1999 Marina Marchese quit her job as creative designer for a small giftware company in New York City and settled into a more rustic routine at her little red cottage in Weston, Connecticut.
Tisbury firefighters quench Hines Point cottage fire.
Megan Hart MLive.com The staff station at White Lake Assisted Living, 6827 Whitehall Road, has a false roof to make it look like a cottage, WinBerg Construction owner Brad VanBergen said.
Our little cottage is a weekend getaway, just five miles from our "big house" in town.
A Cottage Grove mother has killed herself -- a month after being lambasted on national TV for inadvertently killing her infant son.
Toronto-based Riverbank Power broke ground today on a hydroelectric project on a lake near Cottage Grove, Ore.
The Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum will host an open house from 1 to 4 pm Sunday to kick off the summer season.
The old man's rocker moved with rhythmic familiarity over the loosened, wooden boards of the small cottage's porch floor.
"As a child in the '70s, I used to spend hours looking for salamanders along Lake Charlevoix, where my parents had a cottage on the south arm," says Rebecca Glotfelty, owner of the Cycling Salamander gallery in Charlevoix.
Woman's Homemade Sauerkraut Highlights Cottage Food Fight in Arizona.
The 26-inch-tall rustic lamp is made of hand-forged iron and finished in cottage bronze.
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In science:

This was the catalyst for what has become a ma jor cottage industry for Hubble, and provides one of the primary topics for this review.
The Formation of Star Clusters
The microblogging service Twitter has created a cottage industry of third-party applications, such as identifying trends from the millions of conversations taking place on the site and notifying you when your friends are nearby.
Social Dynamics of Digg
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