from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, roofed structure in a park or garden affording shade and rest; a gazebo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A house owned not as a primary residence and used during warm weather months of the year.
- n. A house designed to be cool and used as a residence only during warm weather.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rustic house or apartment in a garden or park, to be used as a pleasure resort in summer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A structure in a park or garden, sometimes elaborate, but move often of the simplest character, generally little more than a roof supported on posts, and with the sides open or closed merely with a lattice for the support of vines, intended to provide a shady and cool place to sit in the open air, or for the enjoyment of a view, or the like. Compare kiosk and pavilion.
- n. A house for summer residence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a country house (usually located in the country) that provides a cool place to live in the summer
- n. a small roofed building affording shade and rest
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Mr Brown claimed more than £500 to redecorate a "summerhouse" - a building in the grounds of his Scottish home he uses as an office.
Inside—or, rather, outside—the summerhouse was the kind of place Rebecca would find enchanting, with its burbling fountain, decorative brickwork, and stone chairs protected from the elements by shelflike orange tile roofs.
The summerhouse was an octagon, only big enough inside for two people, and its latticework walls had been recently painted a greenish blue.
Lot of nice designs and a former residence of Arne Jacobssen and his summerhouse is a part of the exhibition.
The summerhouse was a quaint stockade of dark madrono boughs thatched with red-wood bark, strongly suggestive of deeper woodland shadow.
This year we have installed a so-called "summerhouse" in the garden.
That's a killer for Brown. 500 quid repainting a 'summerhouse'.
Struck out toward the sloping green roof of a folly or summerhouse or pavilion.
Åke E:son Lindman Fårö summerhouse, designed by Mattias Palme.
We stayed in his summerhouse under a scree of shining schist and watched the creamy clouds coming over the mountains.