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  1. members of a business organization; "he worked for a brokerage house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. contain or cover; "This box houses the gears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. aristocratic family line; "the House of York" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. an official assembly having legislative powers; "the legislature has two houses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. the members of a religious community living together Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Those who dwell in the same house; a household. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A firm, or commercial establishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A public house; an inn; a hotel. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The body, as the habitation of the soul. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The grave. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To drive to a shelter. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To admit to residence; to harbor. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To deposit and cover, as in the grave. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A building for residence; place of a bode; household manner of living; family or race, especially if of high rank; one of the divisions of a lawmaking or church governing body; a quorum of the members of such a body, or enough to transact business; with qualifying term, a building for assembly, business, etc.; an audience; a business firm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To place in a dwelling; shelter or lodge; make secure before a storm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. A building for dwelling in: a dwelling-place: an inn: household affairs: a family: kindred: a trading establishment: one of the estates of the legislature: (astrol.) the twelfth part of the heavens:-pl. HOUSES. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. To protect by covering: to shelter: to store. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. To take shelter: to reside. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. A dwelling-place; building; family; trading firm; branch of the legislature. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To protect by covering; shelter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. A place of abode. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. To place under cover; take shelter or lodgings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A household. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A tribe; stock; line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. One of the divisions of a legislative body; a convention; audience. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A mercantile establishment; a corporation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A building for dwelling in; a dwelling-place; household affairs; an edifice appropriated to the service of God; a temple; a church; a monastery; a college; a family or race; a household; a body of men united in their legislative capacity; a quorum of a legislative body; a firm or commercial establishment; estate; a square on a chess-board; the station of a planet in the heavens, or the twelfth part of the heavens. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. To shelter; to store. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. To take shelter or lodgings; to reside. House of call, a, house where journeymen of a particular trade assemble when out of work, for the purpose of obtaining employment. House of Correction, a, prison for the punishment of idle and disorderly persons. To bring down the house, to provoke a general burst of applause. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. The external gelatinous-like covering secreted by certain Tunicates. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  52. The houses of the rural poor in Egypt, as well as in most parts of Syria, Arabia and Persia, are generally mere huts of mud or sunburnt bricks. In some parts of Palestine and Arabia stone is used, and in certain districts caves in the rocks are used as dwellings. ( Amos 5:11 ) The houses are usually of one story only, viz., the ground floor, and often contain only one apartment. Sometimes a small court for the cattle is attached; and in some cases the cattle are housed in the same building, or the live in a raised platform, and, the cattle round them on the ground. ( 1 Samuel 28:24 ) The windows are small apertures high up in the walls, sometimes grated with wood. The roofs are commonly but not always flat, and are usually formed of plaster of mud and straw laid upon boughs or rafters; and upon the flat roofs, tents or "booths" of boughs or rushes are often raised to be used as sleeping-places in summer. The difference between the poorest houses and those of the class next above them is greater than between these and the houses of the first rank. The prevailing plan of eastern houses of this class presents, as was the case in ancient Egypt, a front of wall, whose blank and mean appearance is usually relieved only by the door and a few latticed and projecting windows. Within this is a court or courts with apartments opening into them. Over the door is a projecting window with a lattice more or less elaborately wrought, which, except in times of public celebrations is usually closed. ( 2 Kings 9:30 ) An awning is sometimes drawn over the court, and the floor is strewed with carpets on festive occasions. The stairs to the upper apartments are in Syria usually in a corner of the court. Around part, if not the whole, of the court is a veranda, often nine or ten feet deep, over which, when there is more than one floor, runs a second gallery of like depth, with a balustrade. When there is no second floor, but more than one court, the womens apartments --hareems, harem or haram --are usually in the second court; otherwise they form a separate building within the general enclosure, or are above on the first floor. When there is an upper story, the kaah forms the most important apartment, and thus probably answers to the "upper room," which was often the guest-chamber. ( Luke 22:12 ; Acts 1:13 ; 9:37 ; 20:8 ) The windows of the upper rooms often project one or two feet, and form a kiosk or latticed chamber. Such may have been "the chamber in the wall." ( 2 Kings 4:10 2 Kings 4:11 ) The "lattice," through which Ahasiah fell, perhaps belonged to an upper chamber of this kind, ( 2 Kings 1:2 ) as also the "third loft," from which Eutychus fell. ( Acts 20:9 ) comp. Jere 22:13 Paul preached in such a room on account of its superior rise and retired position. The outer circle in an audience in such a room sat upon a dais, or upon cushions elevated so as to be as high as the window-sill. From such a position Eutychus could easily fall. There are usually no special bed-rooms in eastern houses. The outer doors are closed with a wooden lock, but in some cases the apartments are divided from each other by curtains only. There are no chimneys, but fire is made when required with charcoal in a chafing-dish; or a fire of wood might be made in the open court of the house ( Luke 22:65 ) Some houses in Cairo have an apartment open in front to the court with two or more arches and a railing, and a pillar to support the wall above. It was in a chamber of this size to be found in a palace, that our Lord was being arraigned before the high priest at the time when the denial of him by St. Peter took place. He "turned and looked" on Peter as he stood by the fire in the court, ( Luke 22:56 Luke 22:61 ; John 18:24 ) whilst he himself was in the "hall of judgment." In no point do Oriental domestic habits differ more from European than in the use of the roof. Its flat surface is made useful for various household purposes, as drying corn, hanging up linen, and preparing figs and raisins. The roofs are used as places of recreation in the evening, and often as sleeping-places at night. ( 1 Samuel 9:25 1 Samuel 9:26 ; 2 Samuel 11:2 ; 16:22 ; Job 27:18 ; Proverbs 21:9 ; Daniel 4:29 ) They were also used as places for devotion and even idolatrous worship. ( 2 Kings 23:12 ; Jeremiah 19:13 ; 32:29 ; Zephaniah 1:6 ; Acts 10:9 ) At the time of the feast of tabernacles booths were erected by the Jews on the top of their houses. Protection of the roof by parapets was enjoined by the law. ( 22:8 ) Special apartments were devoted in larger houses to winter and summer uses. ( Jeremiah 36:22 ; Amos 3:15 ) The ivory house of Ahab was probably a palace largely ornamented with inlaid ivory. The circumstance of Samsons pulling down the house by means of the pillars may be explained by the fact of the company being assembled on tiers of balconies above each other, supported by central pillars on the basement; when these were pulled down the whole of the upper floors would fall also. ( Judges 16:26 ) biblestudytools.com
  53. Till their sojourn in Egypt the Hebrews dwelt in tents. They then for the first time inhabited cities ( Genesis 47:3 ; Exodus 12:7 ; Hebrews 11:9 ). From the earliest times the Assyrians and the Canaanites were builders of cities. The Hebrews after the Conquest took possession of the captured cities, and seem to have followed the methods of building that had been pursued by the Canaanites. Reference is made to the stone ( 1 Kings 7:9 ; Isaiah 9:10 ) and marble ( 1 Chronicles 29:2 ) used in building, and to the internal wood-work of the houses ( 1 Kings 6:15 ; 7:2 ; 1 Kings 10:11 1 Kings 10:12 ; 2 Chr 3:5 ; Jeremiah 22:14 ). "Ceiled houses" were such as had beams inlaid in the walls to which wainscotting was fastened ( Ezra 6:4 ; Jeremiah 22:14 ; Haggai 1:4 ). "Ivory houses" had the upper parts of the walls adorned with figures in stucco with gold and ivory ( 1 Kings 22:39 ; 2 Chr 3:6 ; Psalms 45:8 ). The roofs of the dwelling-houses were flat, and are often alluded to in Scripture ( 2 Samuel 11:2 ; Isaiah 22:1 ; Matthew 24:17 ). Sometimes tents or booths were erected on them ( 2 Samuel 16:22 ). They were protected by parapets or low walls ( Deuteronomy 22:8 ). On the house-tops grass sometimes grew ( Proverbs 19:13 ; 27:15 ; Psalms 129:6 Psalms 129:7 ). They were used, not only as places of recreation in the evening, but also sometimes as sleeping-places at night ( 1 Samuel 9:25 1 Samuel 9:26 ; 2 Sam 11:2 ; 16:22 ; Daniel 4:29 ; Job 27:18 ; Proverbs 21:9 ), and as places of devotion ( Jeremiah 32:29 ; 19:13 ). biblestudytools.com
  54. 1. A dwelling; a building designed for the habitation and residence of men."House" means, presumptively, a dwelling- house ; a building divided into floors andapartments, with four walls, a roof, and doors and chimneys; but it does not necessarily mean precisely this. Daniel v. Coulsting, 7 Man. &C. 125; Surman v. Darley, 14 Mees. & W. 183."House" is not synonymous with "dwelling- house." While the former is used in abroader and more comprehensive sense than the latter, it has a narrower and morerestricted meaning than the word "building." State v. Garity, 46 N. H. 61.In the devise of a house, the word "house" is synonymous with "messuage," audconveys all that comes within the curtilage. Rogers v. Smith, 4 I'a. 93.2. A legislative assembly, or (where the bicameral system obtains) one of the twobranches of the legislature; as the "house of lords," "house of representatives." Also aquorum of a legislative body. See South- worth v. Palmyra & J. R. Co., 2 Mich. 2S7.3. The name "house" is also given to some collections of meu other than legislativebodies, to some public institutions, and (colloquially) to mercantile firms or joint-stock companies. thelawdictionary.org
  55. Estates. A place for the habitation and dwelling of man. This word has several significations, as it is applied to different things. In a grant or demise of a house, the curtilage and garden will pass, even without the words "with the appurtenances," being added. Cro. Eliz. 89; S. C.; 3 Leon. 214; 1 Plowd. 171; 2 Saund. 401 note 2; 4 Penn. St. R; 93. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  56. In a grant or demise of a house with the appurtenaces, no more, will pass, although other lands have been occupied with the house. 1 P. Wms.603; Cro. Jac. 526; 2 Co. 32; Co. Litt. 5 d.; Id. 36 a. b.; 2 Saund. 401, note 2. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  57. If a house, originally entire, be divided into several apartments, with an outer door to each apartment and no communication with each other subsists, in such case the several apartments are considered as distinct houses. 6 Mod. 214; Woodf. Land. & Ten. 178. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  58. In cases of burglary, the mansion or dwelling-house in which the burglary might be committed, at common law includes the outhouses, though not under the same roof or adjoining to the dwelling-house provided they were within the curtilage, or common fence, as the dwelling or mansion house. 3 Inst. 64;1 Hale, 558; 4 Bl. Com. 225; 2 East, P. C. 493; 1 Hayw. N. C. Rep. 102, 142; 2 Russ. on Cr. 14. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  59. The term house, in case of arson, includes not only the dwelling but all the outhouses, as in the case of burglary. It is a maxim in law that every man's house is his castle, and there he is entitled to perfect security; this asylum cannot therefore be legally invaded, unless by an officer duly authorized by legal process; and this process must be of a criminal nature to authorize the breaking of an outer door; and even with it, this cannot be done, until after demand of admittance and refusal. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234. The house may be also broken for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N3. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  60. The house protects the owner from the service of all civil process in the first instance, but not if he is once lawfully arrested and he takes refuge in his own house; in that case, the officer may pursue him and break open any door for the purpose. Foster, 320; 1 Rolle, R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555; Bac. Ab. ubi sup. In the civil law the rule was nemo de domo sua extrahi debet. Dig. 50, 17, 103. Vide, generally, 14 Vin. Ab. 315; Yelv. 29 a, n.1; 4 Rawle, R. 342; Arch. Cr. Pl. 251; and Burglary. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  61. House is used figuratively to signify a collection of persons, as the house of representatives; or an institution, as the house of refuge; or a commercial firm, as the house of A B & Co. of New Orleans; or a family, as, the house of Lancaster, the house of York. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  62. hows, n. a building for dwelling in: a dwelling-place: an inn: household affairs: a family: kindred: a trading establishment: one of the twelve divisions of the heavens in astrology: one of the estates of the legislature (House of Lords or Upper House, House of Commons or Lower House; also Upper and Lower Houses of Convocation, House of Representatives, &c.): at Oxford, 'The House,' Christ Church College: the audience at a place of entertainment, a theatre, &c. (a full house, a thin house): (coll.) the workhouse:--pl. HOUSES (howz'ez).--v.t. HOUSE (howz), to protect by covering: to shelter: to store: to provide houses for.--v.i. to take shelter: to reside.--ns. HOUSE'-[=A]'GENT, one who has the letting of houses; HOUSE'-BOAT, a barge with a deck-cabin that may serve as a dwelling-place; HOUSE'-BOTE, wood that a tenant may take to repair his house, or for fuel; HOUSE'-BREAK'ER, one who breaks open and enters a house by day for the purpose of stealing; HOUSE'-BREAK'ING; HOUSE'-CARL, a member of a king or noble's bodyguard, in Danish and early English history; HOUSE'-D[=U]'TY, -TAX, a tax laid on inhabited houses; HOUSE'-FAC'TOR (Scot.), a house-agent; HOUSE'-FA'THER, the male head of a household or community; HOUSE'-FLAG, the distinguishing flag of a shipowner or company of such; HOUSE'-FLY, the common fly universally distributed; HOUSE'HOLD, those who are held together in the same house, and compose a family.--adj. pertaining to the house and family.--ns. HOUSE'HOLDER, the holder or tenant of a house; HOUSE'KEEPER, a female servant who keeps or has the chief care of the house: one who stays much at home; HOUSE'KEEPING, the keeping or management of a house or of domestic affairs: hospitality.--adj. domestic.--n. HOUSE'-LEEK, a plant with red star-like flowers and succulent leaves that grows on the roofs of houses.--adj. HOUSE'LESS, without a house or home: having no shelter.--ns. HOUSE'-LINE (naut.), a small line of three strands, for seizings, &c.; HOUSE'MAID, a maid employed to keep a house clean, &c.; HOUSE'-MATE, one sharing a house with another; HOUSE'-MOTH'ER, the mother of a family, the female head of a family; HOUSE'-ROOM, room or place in a house; HOUSE'-STEW'ARD, a steward who manages the household affairs of a great family; HOUSE'-SUR'GEON, the surgeon or medical officer in a hospital who resides in the house--so also HOUSE'-PHYSI'CIAN; HOUSE'-WARM'ING, an entertainment given when a family enters a new house, as if to warm it; HOUSEWIFE (hows'w[=i]f, huz'wif, or huz'if), the mistress of a house: a female domestic manager: a small case for articles of female work.--adj. HOUSE'WIFELY.--n. HOUSE'WIFERY-- (Scot.) HOUSE'WIFESKEP.--HOUSE OF CALL, a house where the journeymen of a particular trade call when out of work; HOUSE OF CORRECTION, a jail; HOUSE OF GOD, PRAYER, or WORSHIP, a place of worship; HOUSE OF ILL FAME, a bawdy-house.--A HOUSEHOLD WORD, a familiar saying; BRING DOWN THE HOUSE, to evoke very loud applause in a place of entertainment; CRY FROM THE HOUSE-TOP, to announce in the most public manner possible; HOUSEHOLD GODS, one's favourite domestic things--a playful use of the Roman penates (q.v.); HOUSEHOLD SUFFRAGE, or FRANCHISE, the right of householders to vote for members of parliament; HOUSEHOLD TROOPS, six regiments whose peculiar duty is to attend the sovereign and defend the metropolis; HOUSEMAID'S KNEE, an inflammation of the sac between the knee-pan and the skin, to which housemaids are specially liable through kneeling on damp floors.--INNER HOUSE, the higher branch of the Scotch Court of Session, its jurisdiction chiefly appellate; OUTER HOUSE, the lower branch of the Court of Session.--KEEP A GOOD HOUSE, to keep up a plentifully supplied table; KEEP HOUSE, to maintain or manage an establishment; KEEP OPEN HOUSE, to give entertainments to all comers; KEEP THE HOUSE, to be confined to the house; LIKE A HOUSE AFIRE, with astonishing rapidity; THE HOUSEHOLD, the royal domestic establishment. [A.S. hús; Goth. hus, Ger. haus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  63. (pl. pron. -ziz). Building for human habitation or (usu. w. defining prefix) occupation, as Almsh., Bakeh., LIGHT h., Summerh.; h. of God, church, place of worship; inn; ALE, COFFEE, EATING, -h.; Public-, TIED, h.; building for keeping animals or goods, as hen-h., Storeh., WARE h.; (place of abode of) religious fraternity; (Oxf. Univ.) the H., Christ Church; = (boys in) BOARDING-h.; (building used by) an assembly, as H. of COMMONS, LORDS, Hh. of Parliament; make a H., secure presence of 40 members in H. of Commons; (colloq.) the H., Stock Exchange; Clearing, CUSTOM, -h.; COUNTING-HOUSE; (audience in) theatre; household, family; (Astrol.) twelfth part of heavens; (attrib., of animals) kept in, frequenting, infesting, the h., as h. cat, -fly, &c.; h. of call, h. where carriers call for commissions, where person may be heard of, &c.; h. of ill fame, brothel: h. & home, (emphatic) home; h.-to-h., carried on from h. to h.; Bring down the h.; keep h., maintain, provide for, a household; keep open h., provide general hospitality; keep the h., not go outdoors; like a h. on fire, vigorously, fast; h.-agent (for sale& letting of hh.); h.-boat, boat fitted up for living in; housebreaker, burglar, man employed in demolishing old houses; h.-dog (kept to guard h.); housekeeper, woman managing affairs of household, (also) person in charge of h., office, &c.; housekeeping, (good, bad, liberal, &c.) domestic economy; houseleek, herb with pink flowers growing on walls& roofs; housemaid, female servant in charge of reception-& bed-rooms; housemaid\'s knee, inflammation of knee-cap due to kneeling; housemaster (of school boarding-h.); h.-room, accommodation in h.; h.-surgeon, -physician, residing in hospital; h.-warming, celebration of entrance into new h. Hence houseful n., houseless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. Receive (person &c.), store (goods), in house or as house does; (Naut.) place (gun &c.) in secure position; (intr.) take shelter (as) in house. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. (Also) mercantile firm; bow down in the house of Rimmon, sacrifice one\'s principles for the sake of conformity (2 Kings v. 18); the H., (pop. euphemism for) the workhouse. h. dinner, (at a club) a specially appointed dinner for members and their guests. h. flannel, coarse kind used for h.-cleaning purposes; h.-top, esp. proclaim from the h.-tops, publicly. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  66. (Naut.) To enter "within board." To H. an upper mast is to lower it and to secure its heel to the lower mast. To H. a gun is to run it in and secure it. To H. a ship is to cover it with a roof when laid up. Housed in, built too narrow above, "pinched." Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  67. In Astrology, any one of the twelve parts into which the whole circuit of the heavens was divided by astrologers. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  68. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic & German] A building used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; especially, one for the habitation of man; a dwelling; mansion;—a temple; a church;—a college; a monastery;—style or manner of living; entertainment; table;—household; family;—a race; a noble family;—the station of a planet in the heavens;—a legislative body;—the quorum or number necessary to form a legal session;—a firm or commercial company;—the body or habitation of the soul;—the grave; the final home;—an inn; hotel; lodging;—a square in a chess-board. Cabinet Dictionary
  69. A place where in a man lives, a place of human abode; any place of abode; places in which religious or studious persons live in common; the manner of living, the table; station of a planet in the heavens, astrologically considered; family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred, race; a body of the parliament, the lords or commons collectively considered. Complete Dictionary

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