- The definition of a cottage is a small, single story house on a farm or in the country, or on a resort and used as a vacation rental.
An example of a cottage is a small house you would rent while on vacation.
A quaint Irish cottage.
- a small, usually one-storied house, often one that is the dwelling of a peasant or a farm laborer
- ☆ a house at a resort or in the country, used for vacations or as a summer home
- ☆ any of several separate dwelling units, as of an institution or camp, in which residents are housed in small groups
Origin of cottageMiddle English cotage ; from Medieval Latin cotagium ; from Old French cote or Middle English cot, cot
- A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
- A small vacation house.
Origin of cottageMiddle English cotage, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin cotāgium, of Germanic origin.
(third-person singular simple present cottages, present participle cottaging, simple past and past participle cottaged)