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Noun: house  haws
  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
    "he worked for a brokerage house";
    - firm, business firm
     
  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, 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
    - sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, planetary house
     
  9. The management of a gambling house or casino
    "the house gets a percentage of every bet"
     
  10. A social unit living together
    "I waited until the whole house was asleep";
    - family, household, home, ménage
     
  11. (dramaturgy) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    "the house was full";
    - theater [US], theatre
     
  12. A building in which something is sheltered or located
    "they had a large carriage house"
Verb: house  haws
  1. Contain or cover
    "This box houses the gears"
     
  2. Provide housing for
    "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town";
    - put up, domiciliate

Derived forms: housing, houses, housed

Type of: abode, accommodate, admit, audience, building, business, business concern, business organisation [Brit], business organization, child's play, community, concern, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, edifice, family, family line, folk, general assembly, habitation, hold, home, kinfolk, kinsfolk, law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, management, part, phratry, play, region, sept, shelter, social unit, unit

Part of: zodiac

Encyclopedia: House, North Carolina