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Definitions of house

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. To drive to a shelter. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To admit to residence; to harbor. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To deposit and cover, as in the grave. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. To protect by covering: to shelter: to store. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To protect by covering; shelter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To take shelter: to reside. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To shelter; to store. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. members of a business organization; "he worked for a brokerage house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. aristocratic family line; "the House of York" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. an official assembly having legislative powers; "the legislature has two houses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. the members of a religious community living together Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Those who dwell in the same house; a household. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. A firm, or commercial establishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A public house; an inn; a hotel. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The body, as the habitation of the soul. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The grave. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. A dwelling-place; building; family; trading firm; branch of the legislature. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. A place of abode. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A household. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A tribe; stock; line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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.
  41. A mercantile establishment; a corporation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. 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.
  43. The external gelatinous-like covering secreted by certain Tunicates. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for house

  1. There's no one in the house sir, but you and me. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  2. Are you in charge of the house – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
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