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proper noun the house, House
  1. The House of Representatives.

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



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