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House (IPA: /ˈhaʊs/)


House (n.)

A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.

House (n.)

Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.

House (n.)

Those who dwell in the same house; a household.

House (n.)

A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an illustrious race; as, the house of Austria; the house of Hanover; the house of Israel.

House (n.)

One of the estates of a kingdom or other government assembled in parliament or legislature; a body of men united in a legislative capacity; as, the House of Lords; the House of Commons; the House of Representatives; also, a quorum of such a body. See Congress, and Parliament.

House (n.)

A firm, or commercial establishment.

House (n.)

A public house; an inn; a hotel.

House (n.)

A twelfth part of the heavens, as divided by six circles intersecting at the north and south points of the horizon, used by astrologers in noting the positions of the heavenly bodies, and casting horoscopes or nativities. The houses were regarded as fixed in respect to the horizon, and numbered from the one at the eastern horizon, called the ascendant, first house, or house of life, downward, or in the direction of the earth's revolution, the stars and planets passing through them in the reverse order every twenty-four hours.

House (n.)

A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.

House (n.)

An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.

House (n.)

The body, as the habitation of the soul.

House (n.)

The grave.

House (v. t.)

To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.

House (v. t.)

To drive to a shelter.

House (v. t.)

To admit to residence; to harbor.

House (v. t.)

To deposit and cover, as in the grave.

House (v. t.)

To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.

House (v. i.)

To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.

House (v. i.)

To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.

House

Building intended for living in

House

Children's game, in which players take on the roles of a nuclear family (e.g. parents, children, a newborn, pets), often with props, such as toy food, and sometimes with dolls playing certain roles

House

In astrology, division of the horoscope into 12 sectors, corresponding to the zodiac signs

House

Birthplace of Biagio Gioacchino Miraglia in Cosenza, Italy

House

House from the 16th/19th centuries

House (Last Name / Surname)

House is the #844 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 41,000 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "And some men should be with YOU, one man to a tribe; each is a head to the house of his fathers." - New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "Dwarfs and trolls get along like a house on fire ," said Nobby. Ever been in a burning house, miss ?" (p. 40)" - Discworld

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (to Batman) Loosen up, tight ass! Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth" - The Joker

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .institutions like the House of Lords must die, like all other organic beings, when their time comes." - Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [first lines] My name is Red Doc. And I can whip any man in the house and ride any filly in the place." - DC Showcase: Jonah Hex


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