Character 5
Hyphenation house
Pronunciations /hʌʊs/

Definitions and meanings of "House"

What do we mean by house?

A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family. noun

A household or family. noun

Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal. noun

A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit. noun

A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something. noun

A facility, such as a theater or restaurant, that provides entertainment or food for the public. noun

The audience or patrons of such an establishment. noun

A commercial firm. noun

A publishing company. noun

A gambling casino. noun

A house of prostitution. noun

A residential college within a university. noun

A legislative or deliberative assembly. noun

The hall or chamber in which such an assembly meets. noun

A quorum of such an assembly. noun

A family line including ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble family. noun

A structure built or serving as an abode of human beings.

The people who live in a house; a household.

A building used for something other than a residence (typically with qualifying word).

The audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.

A theatre.

A building where a deliberative assembly meets; whence the assembly itself, particularly a component of a legislature.

A dynasty; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one.

A place of rest or repose.

A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.

An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection.

One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.

The fourth Lenormand card.

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

The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice.

Lotto; bingo.

A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.

A small stand of trees in a swamp.

(sudoku) A set of cells in a Sudoku puzzle which must contain each digit exactly once, such as a row, column, or 3×3 box in classic Sudoku.

Synonyms and Antonyms for House

The word "house" in example sentences

House prices could be supported by purchase of housing -- house buyer of last resort. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Last weekend, I set about to decorate my perfect tree. in my scaled down, dream house, for my very first christmas ~in the blue and white house~ celebrating my "this is as good as it gets" reality. ❋ Wendchymes (2007)

My dad continued working at the post office and we moved to a house on e 38th court before I turned one… my house… just a little bit of background info… ❋ Rabid-pandas (2007)

You'll see, we'll have a Marxist in the White House now, and Marxists running the house and senate. ❋ MN Politics Guru (2007)

He actually was so upset at me that he drove us back to his house, got out of my truck, and walked inside the house… ❋ Goldylockz22 (2003)

We actually followed Toby all the freaking way back to his house before Tyler turned around and headed for his house… ❋ Goldylockz22 (2003)

Where the succession of possessives is unpleasant or confusing, the substitution of a prepositional phrase should be made; as, _the house of the mother of Charles's partner_, instead of, _Charles's partner's mother's house_. ❋ Thomas Wood (N/A)

The following are solecisms: "This house to let;" "Horses and carriages to let;" "Congress has much business to perform this session;" because the agents, _house_, _horses_ and ❋ Samuel Kirkham (N/A)

He gives what the house is to him, merely _a house_ in general, any house; it would not help it, but only make the defect more prominent, to straighten and complete the lines. ❋ Various (N/A)

And, amidst the prophet's vision of the New Testament Church, he is directed to teach his people _the form of the house, the laws of the house_, &c., ❋ Unknown (N/A)

Thus he may not sleep in any house but his own official residence, which is called the “anointed house” with reference to the ceremony of anointing him at inauguration. ❋ Unknown (1922)

For example, inikw-ihl-’i, with its suffixed article, is a clear-cut nominal form: “the burning in the house, the fire in the house”; inikw-ihl-ma, with its indicative suffix, is just as clearly verbal: “it burns in the house. ❋ Unknown (1921)

” It takes him thirty to forty years to rise from “the house made of logs and posts, ” with the house “of well-joined boards” as an intermediary stage, to the “house in bricks, which is the acme of their architecture. ❋ Unknown (1916)

” And the salutation which the best Master that ever was on earth or in heaven taught to His disciples and favourites was, that when they entered into any house they should say, “Peace be to this house”; and many other times He said, “I give unto you My peace; I leave My peace unto you; peace be amongst you. ❋ Unknown (1909)

Miss Louise says to tell you to come right up to the house, -- the _house_, you understand, -- and get your breakfast with them. ❋ Henry Herbert Knibbs (1909)

Peyster's own house, -- _her own house_, -- and when we hear she's coming back we vacate and then do our little act of buying out the stores in ❋ Leroy Scott (1902)

It is well known that these birds build their nests under the eaves of inhabited houses, and sometimes under those of door-porches; but we had one that built its nest _in the house_, and upon the top of a common door-case, the door of which opened into a room out of the main passage into the house. ❋ Harold Begbie (1900)

Mais oui; and in my own house -- _this very house_, monsieur. ❋ Unknown (1899)

"Let Monsieur de Rosas alone in tranquillity and let us return to my house, _our house_," she said, with a tender expression in her eyes. ❋ Jules Claretie (1876)

But when a worthless, lazy, dirty, negligent fellow betakes himself thither with an idle family, then is it imputed as a fault to the house, while a good _house_ is being kept in bad repair. ❋ Titus Maccius Plautus (1847)

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