Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The principal dwelling-house on a ranch; the abode of a ranchman.

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Examples

  • The ranch-house kitchen was filled with the warm smell of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.

    Western Man

  • I want a little ranch-house in one of the prettiest bits of country God ever made, and I want to do the chores around that ranch-house -- milk cows, and chop wood, and curry horses, and plough the ground, and all the rest of it; and I want you there in the ranch-house with me.

    Chapter XXII

  • The ranch-house kitchen was filled with the warm smell of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.

    Western Man

  • A particular echo, to be heard directly from the ranch-house, was an unfailing source of exercise for Jerry's lungs.

    CHAPTER XXXVI

  • He and his colleagues helped a 1950 ranch house in Macon, Ga., as well as ranch-house subdivisions in Savannah and Atlanta, win listings on the National Register.

    Plain, Common...and Historic? Fans Seek to Preserve Ranch Houses

  • By this I don't mean ranch-style, as in modern suburbs, but really a ranch-house, built in 1901, with people having died in it and all.

    The Achitecture of Fear

  • The only things differentiating the funeral home from a residence is that it was plopped right between fast food restaurants and there was a sign in the grass that announced that the ranch-house was in fact "Gray and Son Funeral Home".

    Throwaways

  • My crush, Bettina, her parents had a split-level ranch-house, we camped just far enough from it to do our drugs.

    Wait

  • The only things differentiating the funeral home from a residence is that it was plopped right between fast food restaurants and there was a sign in the grass that announced that the ranch-house was in fact "Gray and Son Funeral Home".

    Throwaways

  • It didn't take long for our guys to get to the main ranch-house.

    A Western Fable: Waist-Deep in the Big Muddy (Again)

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