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Princeton's WordNet

  1. White House, EXEC(noun)

    the chief executive department of the United States government

  2. White House(noun)

    the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States


  1. White House(ProperNoun)

    The official home and workplace of the President of the United States of America.

  2. White House(ProperNoun)

    The US presidency and its administration.


  1. White House

    The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage. In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed Executive Residence in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829. Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded. The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. White House

    name popularly given to the official residence of the President of the United States, being a building of freestone painted white.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. White House

    The official residence of the President of the United States at Washington, so called because it is built of freestone painted white.

How to pronounce White House?

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How to say White House in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of White House in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of White House in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of White House in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Clancy:

    Previous reports of a crash are inaccurate - there was no crash, the video shows the vehicle entering the White House complex at a speed of approximately 1 to 2 mph, and pushing aside a plastic barrel. There was no damage to the vehicle.

  2. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    It's unfortunate that the White House does not acknowledge that enough.

  3. Jeremy Gillula:

    If it were me that would actually be the first thing I would think about doing, you would have to basically encase the White House in this net. It sure wouldn't look pretty, but in some ways it would be the most effective way.

  4. Steny Hoyer:

    I thought the question was in regards to whether White House is actively considering articles of impeachment, which we are not at this time, i strongly support Chairman Jerry Nadler and The House Judiciary Committee as they proceed with their investigation' to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment to the full White House,' as the resolution states. It is critical that Congress have access to all of the relevant facts, and we will follow those facts wherever they lead, including impeachment.

  5. Stephanie Grisham:

    The first lady returned home to the White House this morning. She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits, our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out.

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