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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
house (noun)
1.
a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families - home
2.
a) (1) a shelter or refuge (as a nest or den) of a wild animal
(2) a natural covering (as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids
b) a building in which something is - housed a carriage house
3.
a) one of the 12 equal sectors in which the celestial sphere is divided in astrology
b) a zodiacal sign that is the seat of a planet's greatest influence
4.
a) - household
b) a family including ancestors, descendants, and kindred - the house of Tudor
5.
a) a residence for a religious community or for students
b) the community or students in residence
6.
a) a legislative, deliberative, or consultative assembly , especially one constituting a division of a bicameral body
b) the building or chamber where such an assembly meets
c) a quorum of such an assembly
7.
a) a place of business or entertainment - a movie house
b) (1) a business organization - a publishing house
(2) a gambling establishment
c) the audience in a theater or concert hall - a full house on opening night
8.
the circular area 12 feet in diameter surrounding the tee and within which a curling stone must rest in order to count
9.
from The Ware Chicago dance club that pioneered the style a type of dance music mixed by a disc jockey that features overdubbing with a heavy repetitive drumbeat and repeated electronic melody lines
house (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to provide with living quarters or shelter
b) to store in a house
2.
to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house
3.
intransitive verb
to serve as a shelter or container for - contain buildings that house government offices to take shelter - lodge
House (biographical name)
Edward Mandell 1858–1938 Am. diplomat - Colonel House
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
house (noun)
1.
a commercial or industrial activity or organization
SYNONIMS:
business, company, concern, establishment, firm, house, interest, outfit
RELATED WORDS:
conglomerate, corporation, multinational; association, cartel, chain, combine, syndicate, trust; agency, dealer, outlet; microenterprise
house (noun)
2.
a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
SYNONIMS:
blood, clan, folks, house, kin, kindred, kinfolk ( kinfolks), kinsfolk, line, lineage, people, race, stock, tribe
RELATED WORDS:
blended family, nuclear family; extended family, household, kith; brood; descendant ( descendent), issue, offspring, progeny, scion, seed; clansman, kinsman, kinswoman, relative; dynasty
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ancestry, birth, descent, extraction, origin, pedigree
house (noun)
3.
the place where one lives
SYNONIMS:
abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, fireside, habitation, hearth, hearthstone, house, lodging, pad, place, quarters, residence, roof
RELATED WORDS:
accommodations, housing, nest, residency, shelter; bungalow, cabin, casita, chalet, cottage; duplex, ranch, ranch house, saltbox, semi [], split level, townhome, town house, tract house, triplex; apartment, apartment house, condominium, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up; penthouse, salon, suite; barracks, billet, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, lodging house, lodgment ( lodgement), room(s), rooming house; castle, château, countryseat, estate, hall, manor, manor house, mansion, palace, villa; farmhouse, grange, hacienda, homestead; double-wide, houseboat, house trailer, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer; hermitage, manse, parsonage, rectory, vicarage; hooch ( hootch) [], hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty
house (noun)
4.
those who live as a family in one house
SYNONIMS:
extended family, home, house, ménage
RELATED WORDS:
blood, folks, kin, kindred, kinfolk ( kinfolks), kinsfolk, kith; brood; nuclear family; clan, community
house (noun)
5.
the shelter or resting place of a wild animal
SYNONIMS:
burrow, hole, house, lair, lodge
RELATED WORDS:
nest; territory
house (verb)
1.
to provide with living quarters or shelter
SYNONIMS:
accommodate, bestow, billet, bivouac, board, bunk, camp, chamber, domicile, encamp, harbor, lodge, put up, quarter, roof, room, shelter, take in
RELATED WORDS:
ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
eject, evict
house (verb)
2.
to close or shut in by or as if by barriers
SYNONIMS:
box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, envelop, fence (in), hedge, hem (in), house, immure, include, mew (up), pen, wall (in)
RELATED WORDS:
bound, circumscribe, confine, contain, limit, restrict; encircle, encompass, enfold, enframe, enlace, frame, ring, surround; armor, cocoon, encapsulate, encapsule, encyst, ensheathe, ensphere, enwomb
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