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row house

Definition:

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

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

row houses

Type of:

house » building » structure » artifact

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

row home | terrace house [Britain] | town house | townhouse

Etymology:

Compound of row and house.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Terraced house | terrace(d) house | terrace | row house | linked house | townhouse

a style of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls. The Place des Vosges in Paris is one of the early examples of the style. The first and last of these... (45 of 3392 words, 19 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Terraced house

Collins Dictionary:

row house [United States, Canadian] | terraced house [Britain and certain other countries, synonym]

a house that is part of a terrace (8 of 237 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/row-house

Random House Dictionary:

row house

one of a row of houses having uniform, or nearly uniform, plans and ... | a house having at least one side wall in common with a neighboring dwelling. (28 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/row-house

Merriam-Webster:

row house

one of a series of houses connected by common sidewalls and forming a continuous group (15 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/row house

Oxford Dictionary:

row house

Syllabification: (row house) | [North American] | any of a row of houses joined by common sidewalls. (15 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/row-house

row house [North American]

a terraced house (3 of 31 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/row-house

Macmillan British Dictionary:

row house [countable, United States] | row houses [plural]

a terraced house (3 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/row-house

Cambridge Dictionary:

row house [United States] | terraced house [British]

a house that is joined to the houses on either side of it by shared walls (16 of 25 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/row-house

Wiktionary:

row house | row houses [plural] | rowhouse | row-house

A variety of residential building where the individual houses lining a street share adjacent walls in common and have a continuous stretch of roof (24 of 25 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/row house

American Heritage Dictionary:

row house

One of a series of houses, often of similar or identical design, situated side by side and joined by common walls. (21 of 22 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/row-house

New World Dictionary:

row house [United States]

any of a line of identical houses joined along the sides by common walls (14 of 15 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/row-house

Britannica Encyclopedia:

house [music]

style of high-tempo, electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s and spread internationally. Born in Chicago clubs that ... (22 of 306 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/273088​/house

house [astrology]

in astrology, 1 of the 12 sectors, or divisions, of the celestial sphere. See horoscope. (15 of 16 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/273039​/house

Encarta Dictionary:

row house | row houses [plural] | row home | terraced house [British] | terrace house [British]

one of a line of houses joined to each other by their side walls (14 of 37 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706306​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

row house | row houses [plural] | rowhouse | row-house

Origin: Compound of row and house.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/row house

townhouse | townhouses [plural]

Origin: town + house

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/townhouse

town

Origin: Middle English, from Old English tūn ("enclosure, village"), from Proto-Germanic *tūną ("fence") (compare West Frisian tún, Dutch tuin ("garden"), German Zaun, Danish/Swedish tun), from Gaulish... (25 of 70 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/town

house | houses [plural] | housen [dialect, plural] | housed [past tense] | housing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English hous, hus, from Old English hūs ("dwelling, shelter, house"), from Proto-Germanic *hūsą (compare West Frisian hûs, Dutch huis, Low German Huus, German Haus, Danish hus), ... (27 of 38 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/house

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

row house [United States, Canadian]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "row house"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/row-house

Macmillan American Dictionary:

row house [countable, United States] | row houses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "row house"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/row-house

townhouse [countable] | townhouses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "townhouse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/townhouse

Macmillan British Dictionary:

row house [countable, United States] | row houses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "row house"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/row-house

town house [countable] | town houses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "town house"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/town-house

Cambridge Dictionary:

row house [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunuciation of "row house"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/row-house

townhouse [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunuciation of "townhouse"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/townhouse

town house [British]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "town house"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/town-house

Google Dictionary:

row house | row houses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "row house"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=row house

townhouse

Audio: English pronunciation of "townhouse"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=townhouse

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

row house

Audio: North American pronunciation of "row house"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=rowhou​01 word=row house

YourDictionary Audio:

row house

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "row house"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/row-house

townhouse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "townhouse" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/townhouse

town house

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "town house" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/town-house

the Free Dictionary:

row house

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "row house" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/row house

townhouse

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "townhouse"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "townhouse"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/townhouse

town house

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "town house" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/town house

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