duplex house

noun
a house with two units sharing a common wall
Syn: ↑duplex, ↑semidetached house
Hypernyms: ↑house

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noun

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a house having separate apartments for two families, esp. a two-story house having a complete apartment on each floor and two separate entrances.
Also called duplex.

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duplex house noun (N American)
A house, divided either horizontally or vertically, providing accommodation for two families
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Main Entry:duplex

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duplex house,
a house built to accommodate two families.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • duplex house — ☆ duplex house n. a house consisting of two separate family units …   English World dictionary

  • duplex house — house with dwelling accommodations for two separate families …   English contemporary dictionary

  • duplex house — a house having separate apartments for two families, esp. a two story house having a complete apartment on each floor and two separate entrances. Also called duplex. * * * …   Universalium

  • duplex house — du′plex house′ n. archit. a house having separate apartments for two families, esp. a two story house with an apartment on each floor and two separate entrances …   From formal English to slang

  • duplex — [do͞o′pleks΄, dyo͞o′pleks΄] adj. [L, consisting of two leaves, double < duo, TWO + plex, fold < plicare, to fold < IE base * plak , *plag > FLAG2, Gr plax, surface, infl. by early assoc. with duplus, DOUBLE] 1. double; twofold 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Duplex (building) — The term duplex can be used to describe several different dwelling unit configurations: A duplex house is defined as a dwelling having apartments with separate entrances for two families. This includes two story houses having a complete apartment …   Wikipedia

  • house — Structure that serves as living quarters for one or more persons or families. See also curtilage domicile home residence. A legislative assembly, or (where the bicameral system obtains) one of the two branches of the legislature; as the house of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • duplex — duplexity, n. /dooh pleks, dyooh /, n. 1. See duplex apartment. 2. See duplex house. 3. paper or cardboard having different colors, finishes, or stocks on opposite sides. 4. Print. a. a method of reproducing an illustration using two halftone… …   Universalium

  • duplex — du•plex [[t]ˈdu plɛks, ˈdyu [/t]] n. 1) archit. duplex apartment 2) archit. duplex house 3) gen a double stranded region of DNA 4) having two parts; double; twofold 5) tgp pertaining to or noting a telecommunications system, as most telephone… …   From formal English to slang

  • duplex — Synonyms and related words: Janus like, ambidextrous, apartment house, bifacial, bifold, biform, bifurcated, bilateral, binary, binate, biparous, bipartisan, bipartite, bivalent, condominium, conduplicate, cooperative apartment house, dichotomous …   Moby Thesaurus

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