Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small house.
  • noun An apartment occupying two or more floors of a larger building and often having its own entrance from outside.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small house.

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  • noun a small house
  • noun an apartment often on two floors

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

  • noun a small house
  • noun a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside

Etymologies

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

[French maisonnette, diminutive of maison, house, dwelling, from Old French, from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōn-; see mansion.]

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French maisonnette

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