Definitions of house

  1. members of a business organization; " he worked for a brokerage house"
  2. provide housing for; " The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
  3. contain or cover; " This box houses the gears"
  4. play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; " the children were playing house"
  5. aristocratic family line; " the House of York"
  6. an official assembly having legislative powers; " the legislature has two houses"
  7. the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; " the house applauded"; " he counted the house"
  8. the management of a gambling house or casino; " the house gets a percentage of every bet"
  9. ( astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  10. members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; " he worked for a brokerage house"
  11. the members of a religious community living together
  12. 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.
  13. Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
  14. Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A firm, or commercial establishment.
  18. A public house; an inn; a hotel.
  19. 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.
  20. A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.
  21. An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
  22. The body, as the habitation of the soul.
  23. The grave.
  24. 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.
  25. To drive to a shelter.
  26. To admit to residence; to harbor.
  27. To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
  28. To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.
  29. To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
  30. To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.
  31. 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.
  32. To place in a dwelling; shelter or lodge; make secure before a storm.
  33. 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.
  34. To protect by covering: to shelter: to store.
  35. To take shelter: to reside.
  36. A dwelling- place; building; family; trading firm; branch of the legislature.
  37. To protect by covering; shelter.
  38. A place of abode.
  39. To place under cover; take shelter or lodgings.
  40. A household.
  41. A tribe; stock; line.
  42. One of the divisions of a legislative body; a convention; audience.
  43. A mercantile establishment; a corporation.
  44. 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.
  45. To shelter; to store.
  46. 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.
  47. The external gelatinous- like covering secreted by certain Tunicates.

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
  3. Are you perhaps going to some relation's house? – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  4. Did you think it was in the house? – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  5. I want you, back at the house! – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. Are you not coming up to the house, Mr. Wrandall? – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. There is no house here! – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  8. You went to his house? – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  9. David, she said, I want to give up my house, and I want you to take it. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  10. That is the house of Gimbangonan. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  11. I have come to look over the house, and was just told that you were here. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  12. This house was the executioner's. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  13. Can't we come to your house any more? – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  14. Miss Henrietta is at my sister's house; but you must take care not to come there. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  15. But not the house. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  16. If I take you to my house will you believe me then? – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  17. Not in this house again. – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  18. Dick, do you see that house over there? – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston