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Meaning of HOUSE

Pronunciation:  [n]haws, [v]hawz, `haûs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"
  4. [n]  a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
  5. [n]  aristocratic family line; "the House of York"
  6. [n]  members of a business organization; "he worked for a brokerage house"
  7. [n]  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"
  8. [n]  an official assembly having legislative powers; "the legislature has two houses"
  9. [n]  the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house"
  10. [n]  the members of a religious community living together
  11. [n]  the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet"
  12. [n]  (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  13. [v]  provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
  14. [v]  contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"

HOUSE is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: business firm, domiciliate, firm, home, household, mansion, menage, planetary house, put up, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign, theater, theatre
 See Also: abode, accommodate, accounting firm, adobe house, Aquarius, Aquarius the Water Bearer, Archer, arena theater, Aries, Aries the Ram, attic, auction house, audience, bagnio, Balance, bathhouse, beach house, bear, boarding house, boardinghouse, boathouse, box office, building, Bull, bungalow, business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, cabin, Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Capricon the Goat, Capricorn, carry, chalet, chamber, chapterhouse, child's play, cinema, circle, claque, community, concern, conjugal family, consulting company, consulting firm, contain, cottage, country house, courthouse, Crab, Dail, Dail Eireann, dealer, detached house, dollhouse, doll's house, domicile, dress circle, dressing room, duplex, duplex house, dwelling, dwelling house, edifice, extended family, family, family line, farmhouse, field house, Fish, folk, foster home, frat house, fraternity house, garret, gatehouse, Gemini, Gemini the Twins, general assembly, Goat, greenroom, guesthouse, habitation, hacienda, hall, hold, home, home, House of Commons, House of Lords, House of Representatives, hunting lodge, icehouse, kinfolk, kinsfolk, law firm, law-makers, legislative assembly, legislature, Leo, Leo the Lion, Libra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales, library, Lion, little theater, little theatre, lodge, lodge, lodging house, loft, maisonette, maisonnette, management, manse, mansion, mansion house, meat house, Medici, menage a trois, movie house, movie theater, movie theatre, music hall, nuclear family, oast house, opera, opera house, orchestra, orchestra pit, parquet, parquet circle, part, parterre, phratry, picture palace, Pisces, Pisces the Fishes, pit, play, porch, publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house, pump house, pumping station, Ram, ranch house, region, rehouse, residence, rooming house, row house, royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty, safe house, Sagittarius, Sagittarius the Archer, saltbox, Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion, Scorpion, Seanad, Seanad Eireann, semidetached house, sept, shelter, single dwelling, smokehouse, social unit, sod house, soddy, solar house, sports arena, stage, standing room, study, take in, Taurus, Taurus the Bull, theater in the round, theater stage, theatre stage, ticket booth, ticket office, tiered seats, town house, Twins, unit, vaudeville theater, vaudeville theatre, villa, Virgin, Virgo, Virgo the Virgin, Water Bearer, zodiac



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \House\, n.; pl. {Houses}. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s; akin
    to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel. h?s,
    Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple; and
    prob. to E. hide to conceal. See {Hide}, and cf. {Hoard},
    {Husband}, {Hussy}, {Husting}.]
    1. 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
             Houses are built to live in; not to look on.
             Bees with smoke and doves with noisome stench Are
             from their hives and houses driven away. --Shak.
    2. Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the
       phrase to keep house. See below.
    3. Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
             One that feared God with all his house. --Acts x. 2.
    4. 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.
             The last remaining pillar of their house, The one
             transmitter of their ancient name.    --Tennyson.
    5. 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. (Com.) A firm, or commercial establishment.
    7. A public house; an inn; a hotel.
    8. (Astrol.) 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. A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of
       a piece.
    10. An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a
        theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
    11. The body, as the habitation of the soul.
              This mortal house I'll ruin, Do C[ae]sar what he
              can.                                 --Shak.
    Usage: [With an adj., as narrow, dark, etc.] The grave. ``The
           narrow house.'' --Bryant.
    Note: House is much used adjectively and as the first element
          of compounds. The sense is usually obvious; as, house
          cricket, housemaid, house painter, housework.
    {House ant} (Zo["o]l.), a very small, yellowish brown ant
       ({Myrmica molesta}), which often infests houses, and
       sometimes becomes a great pest.
    {House of bishops} (Prot. Epis. Ch.), one of the two bodies
       composing a general convertion, the other being House of
       Clerical and Lay Deputies.
    {House boat}, a covered boat used as a dwelling.
    {House of call}, a place, usually a public house, where
       journeymen connected with a particular trade assemble when
       out of work, ready for the call of employers. [Eng.]
  2. \House\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Housed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Housing}.] [AS. h?sian.]
    1. 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.
             At length have housed me in a humble shed. --Young.
             House your choicest carnations, or rather set them
             under a penthouse.                    --Evelyn.
    2. To drive to a shelter. --Shak.
    3. To admit to residence; to harbor.
             Palladius wished him to house all the Helots. --Sir
                                                   P. Sidney.
    4. To deposit and cover, as in the grave. --Sandys.
    5. (Naut.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make
       safe; as, to house the upper spars.
  3. \House\, v. i.
    1. To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
             You shall not house with me.          --Shak.
    2. (Astrol.) To have a position in one of the houses. See
       {House}, n., 8. ``Where Saturn houses.'' --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a house in your dream, represents your own soul and self. Specific rooms in the house indicate a specific aspect of your psyche. In general, the attic represents your intellect, the basement represents the unconscious, etc. If the house is empty, then it indicates feelings of insecurity. If the house is shifting, then it suggests that you are going through some personal changes and changing your belief system. Dreaming that you are cleaning your house means your need to clear out your thoughts and getting rid of old ways. You are seeking self-improvement. Seeing an old, run-down house in your dream, represents your old beliefs, attitudes and how you used to think or feel. A situation in your current life may be bringing about those same old attitudes and feelings. Alternatively, the old house may symbolize your need to update you mode of thinking. Dreaming that your house is broken into, suggests that you are feeling violated. It may refer to a particular relationship or current situation in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that some unconscious material is attempting to make itself known. There are some aspects of yourself that you have denied. Dreaming of a haunted house means unfinished emotional business, related to your childhood family, dead relatives, or repressed memories and feelings. Dreaming that a house disappeared, indicates that you are not feeling grounded. You feel uprooted by a particular circumstance or relationship in your life.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Till their sojourn in Egypt the Hebrews dwelt in tents. They then for the first time inhabited cities (Gen. 47:3; Ex. 12:7; Heb. 11:9). From the earliest times the Assyrians and the Canaanites were builders of cities. The Hebrews after the Conquest took possession of the captured cities, and seem to have followed the methods of building that had been pursued by the Canaanites. Reference is made to the stone (1 Kings 7:9; Isa. 9:10) and marble (1 Chr. 29:2) used in building, and to the internal wood-work of the houses (1 Kings 6:15; 7:2; 10:11, 12; 2 Chr. 3:5; Jer. 22:14). "Ceiled houses" were such as had beams inlaid in the walls to which wainscotting was fastened (Ezra 6:4; Jer. 22:14; Hag. 1:4). "Ivory houses" had the upper parts of the walls adorned with figures in stucco with gold and ivory (1 Kings 22:39; 2 Chr. 3:6; Ps. 45:8).

The roofs of the dwelling-houses were flat, and are often alluded to in Scripture (2 Sam. 11:2; Isa. 22:1; Matt. 24:17). Sometimes tents or booths were erected on them (2 Sam. 16:22). They were protected by parapets or low walls (Deut. 22:8). On the house-tops grass sometimes grew (Prov. 19:13; 27:15; Ps. 129:6, 7). They were used, not only as places of recreation in the evening, but also sometimes as sleeping-places at night (1 Sam. 9:25, 26; 2 Sam. 11:2; 16:22; Dan. 4:29; Job 27:18; Prov. 21:9), and as places of devotion (Jer. 32:29; 19:13).

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