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Idioms for house

Origin of house

First recorded before 900; (noun) Middle English h(o)us, Old English hūs; cognate with Dutch huis, Low German huus, Old Norse hūs, German Haus, Gothic -hūs (in gudhūs “temple”); (verb) Middle English housen, Old English hūsian, derivative of the noun
1. House, dwelling, residence, home are terms applied to a place to live in. Dwelling is now chiefly poetic, or used in legal or technical contexts, as in a lease or in the phrase multiple dwelling. Residence is characteristic of formal usage and often implies size and elegance of structure and surroundings: the private residence of the king. These two terms and house have always had reference to the structure to be lived in. Home has recently taken on this meaning and become practically equivalent to house, the new meaning tending to crowd out the older connotations of family ties and domestic comfort. See also hotel.
subhouse, nounwell-housed, adjective
home, house (see synonym study at the current entry)

Definition for house (2 of 2)

House
[ hous ]
/ haʊs /

noun

Edward Man·dell [man-dl], /ˈmæn dl/, "Colonel House", 1858–1938, U.S. diplomat.
Son [suhn], /sʌn/, Eddie James House, Jr., 1902–88, U.S. blues singer and guitarist.
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British Dictionary definitions for house (1 of 2)

house

noun (haʊs) plural houses (ˈhaʊzɪz)

verb (haʊz)

houseless, adjective
Old English hūs; related to Old High German hūs, Gothic gudhūs temple, Old Norse hūs house

British Dictionary definitions for house (2 of 2)

House
/ (haʊs) /

noun the House

British informal the Stock Exchange
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Idioms and Phrases with house

house

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