Definitions for open house

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o′pen house′(n.)

  1. a party or reception during which a person's home is open to visitors.

  2. a time during which a school, institution, etc., is open to the public, as for exhibition.

  3. a house or apartment for sale or rent that is available for inspection by prospective clients.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. open house(noun)

    an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. open house(noun)ˈoʊ pə nər

    a time when people can visit a place not normally available to the public

    an open house at the school


  1. open house(Noun)

    A house habitually kept open to callers.

  2. open house(Noun)

    An event, often in one's home, at which there are few restrictions regarding who and how many may attend.

  3. open house(Noun)

    An event during which a facility or institution is open to the public for inspection or tour.

  4. open house(Noun)

    A period of time, usually several hours in a day, during which a house which is for sale is open for inspection or tour by interested parties.

  5. open house(Noun)

    A casual school event where the school invites parents or guardians to come and tour their child's school, classrooms, and allow them to meet their child's teachers.


  1. Open House

    Open House was a 2000 novel by U.S. author Elizabeth Berg. It was also an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000.


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