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house
  • 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
  • n  the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    he worked for a brokerage house
  • n  the members of a religious community living together
  • n  the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
    the house applauded
    he counted the house
  • n  an official assembly having legislative powers
    a bicameral legislature has two houses
  • n  aristocratic family line
  • 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
  • n  (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  • n  the management of a gambling house or casino
    the house gets a percentage of every bet
  • n  a social unit living together
    It was a good Christian household
    I waited until the whole house was asleep
  • n  a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    the house was full
  • n  a building in which something is sheltered or located
    they had a large carriage house
  • v  contain or cover
    This box houses the gears
  • v  provide housing for
    The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town
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house agent
  • n  a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land
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house centipede
  • n  long-legged centipede common in damp places as e.g. cellars
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house decorator
  • n  a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
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house detective
  • n  a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
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house dick
  • n  a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
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house finch
  • n  small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico
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house fly
  • n  common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases
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house husband
  • n  a husband who keeps house while his wife earns the family income
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house martin
  • n  common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houses
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house mouse
  • n  brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
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house of burgesses
  • n  the lower house of legislature in colonial Virginia
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house of cards
  • n  a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
  • n  an unstable construction with playing cards
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house of correction
  • n  (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
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