- (in medieval architecture) a room common to all the inhabitants of a house, as a hall.
Origin of house place
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for 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
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.
Susan took her by the arm, and, without speaking, went into the house-place.
That poor wanderer in the house-place is Richard Jackson, is it not?