noun, plural hous·es [hou-ziz]. /ˈhaʊ zɪz/.
verb (used with object), housed [houzd], /haʊzd/, hous·ing [hou-zing]. /ˈhaʊ zɪŋ/.
- to stow securely.
- to lower (an upper mast) and make secure, as alongside the lower mast.
- to heave (an anchor) home.
- to fit the end or edge of (a board or the like) into a notch, hole, or groove.
- to form (a joint) between two pieces of wood by fitting the end or edge of one into a dado of the other.
verb (used without object), housed [houzd], /haʊzd/, hous·ing [hou-zing]. /ˈhaʊ zɪŋ/.
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Idioms for house
- to fill a theater with many people admitted on free passes; paper the house.
- to arrange or space the seating of patrons in such a way as to make an audience appear larger or a theater or nightclub more crowded than it actually is.
- to settle one's affairs.
- to improve one's behavior or correct one's faults: It is easy to criticize others, but it would be better to put one's own house in order first.
Origin of house
synonym study for house
OTHER WORDS FROM housesubhouse, nounwell-housed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH househome, house (see synonym study at the current entry)
Words nearby house
Definition for house (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for house
House Democrats were starting to squirm earlier this week, fretting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s risky gamble in economic relief talks would backfire and they would go into the November elections without any new stimulus package.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
In our rankings of top 10 House races most likely to flip in November, Democrats hold five of them — including three of the most vulnerable races.Why House Democrats have good reason to be anxious about no coronavirus relief deal|Amber Phillips|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Vice might not have a wealth of content around high fashion, for example, but consumers of a particular fashion house might still visit the site to read about politics or tech.‘Re-architecting the entire process’: How Vice is preparing for life after the third-party cookie|Lara O'Reilly|September 17, 2020|Digiday
The bill must still be passed by the full House and the Senate and signed by the president.Bill to tear down federal courts’ paywall gains momentum in Congress|Timothy B. Lee|September 16, 2020|Ars Technica
Eight Democratic House committee chairs promptly dismissed the proposal on Tuesday, saying it felt short of what’s needed.Why lawmakers may choose a more targeted approach for the second round of COVID stimulus|Aric Jenkins|September 16, 2020|Fortune
This Congress will welcome more women than ever before at 19 percent of the House and 20 percent of the Senate.
Even internally in the House, women are not getting their fair shake.
He then provides some insight into his psyche - complete with Animal House reference.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even the arguably more democratic House is only at 10 percent black members.
While 19 percent of the House is female, just one woman will get to chair one of its 20 committees.
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It goes without saying that Ferns of all kinds are interesting plants to grow in the garden and house.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
British Dictionary definitions for house (1 of 2)
noun (haʊs) plural houses (ˈhaʊzɪz)
- a building used as a home; dwelling
- (as modifier)house dog
- a building used for some specific purpose
- (in combination)a schoolhouse
- a commercial company; firma publishing house
- (as modifier)house style; a house journal
- any of several divisions, esp residential, of a large school
- (as modifier)house spirit
- a hotel, restaurant, bar, inn, club, etc, or the management of such an establishment
- (as modifier)house rules
- (in combination)steakhouse
- to secure or stow
- to secure (a topmast)
- to secure and stow (an anchor)
Derived forms of househouseless, adjective
Word Origin for house
British Dictionary definitions for house (2 of 2)
noun the House
Idioms and Phrases with house
In addition to the idiom beginning with house
- house of cards
- boardinghouse reach
- bring down the house
- clean house
- eat someone out of house and home
- get on (like a house afire)
- keep house
- on the house
- open house
- people who live in glass houses
- put one's house in order
- safe as houses