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house place

  1. (in medieval architecture) a room common to all the inhabitants of a house, as a hall.
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Origin of house place

First recorded in 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of house place

  • The rider, after some words with the blacksmith, was ushered in by him into the house-place where we sat.

    Curious, if True

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • With some grumblings at losing his help, she let him go into the house-place.

    The Grey Woman and other Tales

    Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell

  • When he entered the house-place, she was sitting before the fire, looking into its embers.

    Lizzie Leigh

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • Susan took her by the arm, and, without speaking, went into the house-place.

    Lizzie Leigh

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • That poor wanderer in the house-place is Richard Jackson, is it not?