Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dwelling on a farm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The farmer's residence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dwelling house on a farm; a farmer's residence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The principal dwelling-house of a farm; a house on a farm occupied by the owner or lessee of the farm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. house for a farmer and family

Etymologies

farm + house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now six weeks into renovation, the front terrace of our farmhouse is a stockyard of old doors, wooden crates, and broken concrete.

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  • As luck would have it, Dorothy, Uncle Henry, the farmhands, and the men in gaucho costumes seek shelter in a farmhouse from a too-convenient twister, which blows them over a cliff (not over a rainbow, natch).

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  • Knight Frank The farmhouse is accessed via a short track with remote-controlled gates.

    Florence Farmhouse

  • I just started the script and the farmhouse is just as I pictured it.

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  • The upside about those glaring plasterboard walls, here in our unfinished farmhouse, is their potential for bringing the "big screen" home (this, with the help of a laptop and a projector).

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  • I bought my house in 12 years ago, My farmhouse is 179 years old which built in 1830.

    Living in Dryden: Energy efficiency in our old house

  • Possibly some of the Chippendale chairs also fell to the hatchet and fed the flames, but most of them bore neglect as well as hardy perennials, and when Queen Anne houses and "old Chips" came into fashion again, there was routing and rummaging from attic to cellar, in farmhouse and cottage, and the banished furniture went triumphantly back to its own place.

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  • Byars named the farmhouse on the property Alcova, an abbreviation for Alexandria County, Va., the original name for Arlington County, and later sold lots for 5 cents per square foot under the Alcova Improvement Co., according to a short history of the neighborhood that Toth wrote for the Alcova Heights Citizens Association.

    Where We Live: Alcova, in Virginia's Arlington County

  • Shown here: the farmhouse, which is still being renovated.

    Farm Restoration

  • Surrounded by bougainvillea, wisteria and blackberry bushes, the farmhouse is a jumble of antique furniture with floral-themed airy rooms that include a sea view suite in a stone tower.

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