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)
Definition for house (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for house
Arkansas has both The Knights & Orchids Society, and the Griffin-Gracy Educational Retreat & Historical Center, aka House of GG.
At first he says he can’t tell her anything, but then he invites her to his house to see what he can figure out.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act passed 406 to 3 in the House in September.Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China|Reed Albergotti|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
At Quincy’s house, Benny Medina and all the executives who could green light the show were in the room.
Now considered one of the “best shows to ever air on television” when the Fresh Prince first got its start in 1990, there was no Living Single or In The House.
Still, a handful of centuries-old establishments have survived and housed some pretty phenomenal history.
I walked across the runway to the large hangar we were housed in.
As I stepped into the main building that housed Unit C, an earsplitting siren blared suddenly and a dozen strobes flashed.
Currently employed and housed, he used for five years before getting clean.
The libertarian think tank is housed at George Mason University.
Moreover, Sir, if it please your mastership for to understand how your wool was housed ever deal by Easter even.Medieval People|Eileen Edna Power
He entered the building and traversed the vast foyer to a niche which housed a private elevator.The Clean and Wholesome Land|Ralph Sholto
But while they were housed up Sammy Pinkney learned something.The Corner House Girls on Palm Island|Grace Brooks Hill
It was organized in 1907 and is housed in rented quarters, but very few persons seem to know of its existence.
But the place which had been built to accommodate at least a thousand spectators now housed less than half the number.Star Born|Andre Norton
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