Definitions

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

  • noun A row house, especially one designed as a single-family residence.
  • noun A residence in a city, especially in contrast to a residence in the country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A building devoted to the public used of a town; a townhall.

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  • noun a row house
  • noun a house in an urban setting
  • noun dated town hall

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

  • noun a house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls

Etymologies

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town +‎ house

Examples

  • If she stays, she'll have to pay about $150,000 more than the townhouse is worth.

    Walking away with less

  • The townhouse is across the street from a house purchased in 2008 for $13.95 million by George H. Walker IV, chairman of asset-management firm Neuberger Berman and a member of the Bush family.

    Divided House Sells for $6.64 Million

  • If she stays, she'll have to pay about $150,000 more than the townhouse is worth.

    Walking away with less

  • A project by architects Elding Oscarson, the small townhouse is located in in Landskrona, Sweden, on a very narrow space between two buildings with a very different architecture.

    Modern Old-Fashioned Flat in Sweden

  • Brian Harkin for The Wall Street Journal The townhouse is outfitted with Energy Star appliances and has radiant floor heating.

    LEED Certified Townhouse

  • If she stays, she'll have to pay about $150,000 more than the townhouse is worth.

    Walking away with less

  • If she stays, she'll have to pay about $150,000 more than the townhouse is worth.

    Walking away with less

  • Mr. Schiff said the townhouse is 30% to 40% more energy efficient than a typical townhouse.

    LEED Certified Townhouse

  • Even though it's right downtown, the townhouse is very quiet because it's at the end of a privada.

    2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished Morelia townhome for rent

  • The townhouse is one of the university's living and learning programs, which convert traditional residence halls into themed-based houses that meet specific student academic and lifestyle interests.

    Going green registers with colleges

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  • As a town hall: "There was an astronomer, who had undertaken to place a sun-dial upon the great weathercock on the town-house, by adjusting the annual and diurnal motions of the earth and sun..." --- from Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

    June 6, 2015