What does House mean?

Definitions for House
haʊs; haʊz; ˈhaʊ zɪzHouse

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word House.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. house(noun)

    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. firm, house, business firm(noun)

    the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments

    "he worked for a brokerage house"

  3. house(noun)

    the members of a religious community living together

  4. house(noun)

    the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema

    "the house applauded"; "he counted the house"

  5. house(noun)

    an official assembly having legislative powers

    "a bicameral legislature has two houses"

  6. house(noun)

    aristocratic family line

    "the House of York"

  7. house(noun)

    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. sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house(noun)

    (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

  9. house(noun)

    the management of a gambling house or casino

    "the house gets a percentage of every bet"

  10. family, household, house, home, menage(noun)

    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"

  11. theater, theatre, house(noun)

    a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

    "the house was full"

  12. house(verb)

    a building in which something is sheltered or located

    "they had a large carriage house"

  13. house(verb)

    contain or cover

    "This box houses the gears"

  14. house, put up, domiciliate(verb)

    provide housing for

    "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

Wiktionary

  1. house(Noun)

    A structure serving as an abode of human beings.

    This is my house and my family's ancestral home.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  2. house(Noun)

    The mode of living as if in a house.

    They set up house in a posh apartment.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  3. house(Noun)

    The usual place to find an object or an animal.

    The photo was put in its little house.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  4. house(Noun)

    A structure to protect or store something or someone.

    The former carriage house had been made over into a guest house.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  5. house(Noun)

    A protective structure on the deck of a ship.

    A pilot took charge of the wheel house until the ship was moored.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  6. house(Noun)

    A theatre building, or the audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  7. house(Noun)

    A deliberative assembly forming a component of a legislature, or, more rarely, the room or building in which such an assembly normally meets.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  8. house(Noun)

    An establishment, whether actual, as a pub, or virtual, as a website.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  9. house(Noun)

    A company or organisation.

    A small publishing house would have a contract with an independent fulfillment house.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  10. house(Verb)

    To keep within a structure or container.

    The car is housed in the garage.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  11. house(Verb)

    To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  12. house(Verb)

    To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  13. house(Verb)

    To contain or cover mechanical parts.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  14. house(Noun)

    A dynasty, a familial descendance, for example, a royal House.

    The current Queen is from the House of Windsor.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  15. house(Noun)

    One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  16. house(Noun)

    A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.

    I was a member of Spenser house when I was at school.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  17. house(Noun)

    House music.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  18. house(Noun)

    The three concentric circles where points are scored on the ice

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  19. house(Noun)

    An early or alternative name for the game bingo.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  20. house(Noun)

    A complete set of numbers in bingo.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  21. house(Noun)

    An aggregate of characteristics of a house.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  22. house(Noun)

    A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.

    As the babysitter, Emma always acted as the mother whenever the kids demanded to play house.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  23. House(ProperNoun)

    The House of Representatives, "the House".

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  24. House(ProperNoun)

    More generally, a shortened name for any chamber of a legislature that is named "House of...", especially where the other chamber(s) are not so named (as in Australia or Canada), or where there is no other chamber (as in New Zealand).

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

  25. House(ProperNoun)

    for someone residing in a house (as opposed to a hut) or in a religious house.

    Etymology: From hous, hus, from hus, from hūsan (compare huis, Huus, Haus), possibly from (s)keus-, from *(s)keu- 'to hide'. More at hose.

Wikipedia

  1. House

    A house is a building that functions as a home. They can range from simple dwellings such as rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes and the improvised shacks in shantytowns to complex, fixed structures of wood, brick, concrete or other materials containing plumbing, ventilation, and electrical systems. Houses use a range of different roofing systems to keep precipitation such as rain from getting into the dwelling space. Houses may have doors or locks to secure the dwelling space and protect its inhabitants and contents from burglars or other trespassers. Most conventional modern houses in Western cultures will contain one or more bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen or cooking area, and a living room. A house may have a separate dining room, or the eating area may be integrated into another room. Some large houses in North America have a recreation room. In traditional agriculture-oriented societies, domestic animals such as chickens or larger livestock (like cattle) may share part of the house with humans. The social unit that lives in a house is known as a household. Most commonly, a household is a family unit of some kind, although households may also be other social groups, such as roommates or, in a rooming house, unconnected individuals. Some houses only have a dwelling space for one family or similar-sized group; larger houses called townhouses or row houses may contain numerous family dwellings in the same structure. A house may be accompanied by outbuildings, such as a garage for vehicles or a shed for gardening equipment and tools. A house may have a backyard or frontyard, which serve as additional areas where inhabitants can relax or eat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. House(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  2. House(noun)

    household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  3. House(noun)

    those who dwell in the same house; a household

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  4. House(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  5. House(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  6. House(noun)

    a firm, or commercial establishment

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  7. House(noun)

    a public house; an inn; a hotel

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  8. House(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  9. House(noun)

    a square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  10. House(noun)

    an audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  11. House(noun)

    the body, as the habitation of the soul

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  12. House(noun)

    the grave

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  13. House(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  14. House(verb)

    to drive to a shelter

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  15. House(verb)

    to admit to residence; to harbor

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  16. House(verb)

    to deposit and cover, as in the grave

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  17. House(verb)

    to stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  18. House(verb)

    to take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

  19. House(verb)

    to have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8

    Etymology: [AS. hsian.]

Freebase

  1. House

    A house is a home, building, or structure that functions as a habitat for humans or other creatures. The term house includes many kinds of dwellings ranging from rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes to complex structures composed of many systems. English-speaking people generally call any building they routinely occupy "home". The social unit that lives in a house is known as a household. Most commonly, a household is a family unit of some kind, though households may be other social groups, organizations, or individuals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. House

    hows, n. a building for dwelling in: a dwelling-place: an inn: household affairs: a family: kindred: a trading establishment: one of the twelve divisions of the heavens in astrology: one of the estates of the legislature (House of Lords or Upper House, House of Commons or Lower House; also Upper and Lower Houses of Convocation, House of Representatives, &c.): at Oxford, 'The House,' Christ Church College: the audience at a place of entertainment, a theatre, &c. (a full house, a thin house): (coll.) the workhouse:—pl. Houses (howz′ez).v.t. House (howz), to protect by covering: to shelter: to store: to provide houses for.—v.i. to take shelter: to reside.—ns. House′-ā′gent, one who has the letting of houses; House′-boat, a barge with a deck-cabin that may serve as a dwelling-place; House′-bote, wood that a tenant may take to repair his house, or for fuel; House′-break′er, one who breaks open and enters a house by day for the purpose of stealing; House′-break′ing; House′-carl, a member of a king or noble's bodyguard, in Danish and early English history; House′-dū′ty, -tax, a tax laid on inhabited houses; House′-fac′tor (Scot.), a house-agent; House′-fa′ther, the male head of a household or community; House′-flag, the distinguishing flag of a shipowner or company of such; House′-fly, the common fly universally distributed; House′hold, those who are held together in the same house, and compose a family.—adj. pertaining to the house and family.—ns. House′holder, the holder or tenant of a house; House′keeper, a female servant who keeps or has the chief care of the house: one who stays much at home; House′keeping, the keeping or management of a house or of domestic affairs: hospitality.—adj. domestic.—n. House′-leek, a plant with red star-like flowers and succulent leaves that grows on the roofs of houses.—adj. House′less, without a house or home: having no shelter.—ns. House′-line (naut.), a small line of three strands, for seizings, &c.; House′maid, a maid employed to keep a house clean, &c.; House′-mate, one sharing a house with another; House′-moth′er, the mother of a family, the female head of a family; House′-room, room or place in a house; House′-stew′ard, a steward who manages the household affairs of a great family; House′-sur′geon, the surgeon or medical officer in a hospital who resides in the house—so also House′-physi′cian; House′-warm′ing, an entertainment given when a family enters a new house, as if to warm it; Housewife (hows′wīf, huz′wif, or huz′if), the mistress of a house: a female

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. house

    1. A building with four walls and a roof. 2. A rendezvous for burglars. 3. A dormitory for servants. 4. The Mecca of bedbugs. (The difference between a house and a home is this: A house may fall down, but a home is broken up.)

Editors Contribution

  1. house

    A type of building and structure created and designed in various colors, materials, systems, shapes, sizes and styles.

    A house is a real blessing and to live in one is respected.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 23, 2020  
  2. house

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, systems, shapes, sizes and styles.

    A house is a real blessing and to live in one is respected.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 23, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'House' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #159

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'House' in Written Corpus Frequency: #240

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'House' in Nouns Frequency: #20

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'House' in Verbs Frequency: #410

How to pronounce House?

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How to say House in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of House in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of House in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of House in a Sentence

  1. Brad Sherman:

    I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with him on just about everything, i never dreamed I would author a measure that would put him in the White House.

  2. Lily Patel:

    I think I have become the most lovable Dadi of television but this time I will be seen as a bit dominating. My character's name is Sharda Ben who is the captain of the house. Nobody dares to raise their voice before her. My husband who is being played by famous theater actor Utkarsh Majumdar is also scared of me in the show.

  3. Emily Heffter:

    It might cost a little bit more to go through us, but other costs you'd take on are worth considering : If you're in a [ homeowners association ] and sit on your house to sell, you're paying dues and utilities. A lot of people move out while their house is on the market, so they're paying double mortgage or rent. We think for a lot of people it probably works out.

  4. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro:

    Once we left the shore house, me and Sam decided we were going to take the next step — we moved in with each other, and we were getting towards that stage where it was like, 'I either have to s--- or get off the pot.'.

  5. Dwayne Evans:

    It was very strong of her to be willing to do that, she brought the house down, and she said: 'I think Aaron can hear the cheers from the crowd.'.

Images & Illustrations of House

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