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"


  1. house(Noun)

    A structure serving as an abode of human beings.

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

  2. house(Noun)

    The mode of living as if in a house.

    They set up house in a posh apartment.

  3. house(Noun)

    The usual place to find an object or an animal.

    The photo was put in its little house.

  4. house(Noun)

    A structure to protect or store something or someone.

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

  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.

  6. house(Noun)

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

  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.

  8. house(Noun)

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

  9. house(Noun)

    A company or organisation.

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

  10. house(Verb)

    To keep within a structure or container.

    The car is housed in the garage.

  11. house(Verb)

    To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.

  12. house(Verb)

    To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.

  13. house(Verb)

    To contain or cover mechanical parts.

  14. house(Noun)

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

    The current Queen is from the House of Windsor.

  15. house(Noun)

    One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.

  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.

  17. house(Noun)

    House music.

  18. house(Noun)

    The three concentric circles where points are scored on the ice

  19. house(Noun)

    An early or alternative name for the game bingo.

  20. house(Noun)

    A complete set of numbers in bingo.

  21. house(Noun)

    An aggregate of characteristics of a house.

  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.

  23. House(ProperNoun)

    The House of Representatives, "the House".

  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).

  25. House(ProperNoun)

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

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

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

  2. House(noun)

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

  3. House(noun)

    those who dwell in the same house; a household

  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

  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

  6. House(noun)

    a firm, or commercial establishment

  7. House(noun)

    a public house; an inn; a hotel

  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

  9. House(noun)

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

  10. House(noun)

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

  11. House(noun)

    the body, as the habitation of the soul

  12. House(noun)

    the grave

  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

  14. House(verb)

    to drive to a shelter

  15. House(verb)

    to admit to residence; to harbor

  16. House(verb)

    to deposit and cover, as in the grave

  17. House(verb)

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

  18. House(verb)

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

  19. House(verb)

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

  20. Origin: [AS. hsian.]


  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

    home also arguably house accept as home : take to be house

    It was a beautiful house : stating the nature the house was mine : states belong Mother gives me home on my birthday : states belong there may be differences between the above sentence with a statement similar properties.

    Submitted by publisher on May 10, 2015  

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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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  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. Eufemia Garcia Ixpata:

    This was my house.

  2. John Cornyn:

    It’s up to the House.

  3. Kevin McKinney:

    It rocked the house, good.

  4. Donald Trump on Saturday:

    No hate in the White House.

  5. Aaron Crowe:

    In this bucket is my house.

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