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house meaning and definition

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HOUSE noun

Definition of house (noun)

  1. 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"
  2. the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
  3. the members of a religious community living together
  4. the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
    • "the house applauded"; "he counted the house"
  5. an official assembly having legislative powers
    • "a bicameral legislature has two houses"
  6. aristocratic family line
    • "the House of York"
  7. play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults
    • "the children were playing house"
  8. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  9. the management of a gambling house or casino
    • "the house gets a percentage of every bet"
  10. 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"
    • synonyms: family, home, household, menage
  11. a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
  12. a building in which something is sheltered or located
    • "they had a large carriage house"

HOUSE verb

Definition of house (verb)

  1. contain or cover
    • "This box houses the gears"
  2. provide housing for
    • "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
    • synonyms: domiciliate, put up
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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