|1.||[ noun ] (housing) 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"
|Related terms:||dwelling building bungalow farmhouse cabin ranch_house residence sod_house boarding_house mansion row_house guesthouse detached_house country_house safe_house hacienda lodging_house lodge dollhouse maisonnette door beach_house tract_house duplex_house chalet saltbox solar_house gatehouse chapterhouse stash_house villa porch study library loft|
|2.||[ noun ] (politics) an official assembly having legislative powers|
"the legislature has two houses"
|Related terms:||legislature House_of_Representatives Dail_Eireann House_of_Lords Seanad_Eireann House_of_Commons|
|3.||[ noun ] (architecture) a building in which something is sheltered or located|
"they had a large carriage house"
|Related terms:||building smokehouse meat_house field_house courthouse courthouse boathouse oast_house pump_house icehouse bathhouse|
|4.||[ noun ] (housing) a social unit living together|
|Synonyms:||family household home menage|
"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"
|Related terms:||unit foster_home extended_family menage_a_trois nuclear_family foster_family home|
|5.||[ noun ] (performing arts) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented|
"the house was full"
|Related terms:||building cinema music_hall home_theater little_theater dinner_theater opera arena_theater odeum stage dressing_room orchestra greenroom theater_stage standing_room orchestra_pit circle box_office parquet_circle tiered_seats parquet dramaturgy|
|6.||[ noun ] (business) members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments|
"he worked for a brokerage house"
|Related terms:||business corporation publisher dealer consulting_firm auction_house law_firm accounting_firm|
|7.||[ noun ] aristocratic family line|
"the House of York"
|Related terms:||family royalty medici|
|8.||[ verb ] contain or cover|
"This box houses the gears"
|Related terms:||hold accommodate housing|
|9.||[ verb ] (housing) provide housing for|
"The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
|Related terms:||shelter take_in chamber home rehouse lodge housing diggings|
|10.||[ noun ] (religion,sociology) the members of a religious community living together|
|11.||[ noun ] (film,theater,performing arts) the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema|
"the house applauded" "he counted the house"
|Related terms:||audience claque|
|12.||[ noun ] (games) play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults|
"the children were playing house"
|13.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 688|
|14.||[ noun ] (business) the management of a gambling house or casino|
"the house gets a percentage of every bet"
|15.||[ noun ] (astronomy) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided|
|Synonyms:||sign planetary_house mansion star_sign sign_of_the_zodiac|
|Related terms:||region Pisces Leo Taurus Aries Gemini Aquarius Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Cancer zodiac astrology|