proper noun the house, House
- The House of Representatives.
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- A structure serving as an abode of human beings.
verb (hous, ing)
- This is my and my family's ancestral home.
- The mode of living as if in a house.
- They set up in a posh apartment.
- The usual place to find an object or an animal.
- The photo was put in its little .
- A structure to protect or store something or someone.
- The former carriage house had been made over into a guest .
- A protective structure on the deck of a ship.
- A pilot took charge of the wheel until the ship was moored.
- A theatre building.
- The audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.
- After her swan-song, there wasn't a dry eye in the .
- A debating chamber for government politicians.
- An establishment, whether actual, as a pub, or virtual, as a website.
- A dynasty, a familial descendance, for example, a royal House.
- The current Queen is from the House of Windsor.
- (astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.
- house music, House music.
- (curling) The three concentric circles where points are scored on the ice
- An early or alternative name for the game bingo.
- A complete set of numbers in bingo.
- (rfv-sense) The inner workings, as of a clock or similar.
- (rfd-sense) A small green property in the game of Monopoly, as opposed to hotel, hotels.
- (rfv-sense) Applause.
- (transitive) To keep within a structure or container.
Etymology: From h(o)us < hus, hÅs (dwelling, shelter, house) < Proto-Germanic
- The car is housed in the garage.
- (transitive) To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.
- (transitive)(astrology) To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.
- (transitive) To contain or cover mechanical parts.
- khusan, of unknown origin.
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