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  • A cottage is, typically, a small house. The word comes from England where it originally was a house that has a ground floor, with a first, lower storey of bedrooms which fit within the roofspace.
  • In the United States the word cottage is often used to mean a small holiday home.
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    Definition of cottage in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcottagesSUF-age
    1. A small house; a cot; a hut.
      1. A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.
        1. Thinks I to myself, “Sol, you're run off your course again. This is a rich man's summer ‘cottage’ and if you don't look out there's likely to be some nice, lively dog taking an interest in your underpinning.”
      2. (Britain, slang, dated) A public toilet.
      3. VerbSGcottagesPRcottagingPT, PPcottaged
        1. To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
          1. VI (Britain, slang) Of men: To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • She will clean her cottage — though its condition of age and fustering decay may render it an almost impossible task.
              • A fire which started in the bedroom caused the cottage to burn down.
              • Feuars and tenants, likewise, had right to cut and carry off sod, called feal and divot, from the moors and commons, for building and roofing their cottages and hovels, and other purposes;
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • The police are hoping to find the people who burned down the cottage.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
              Related Links:
              1. fr cottage
              2. en cottager
              3. fr cottages
              4. en cottagey
              5. en cottages
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              Grammatically, this word "cottage" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
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