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
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.
At Quincy’s house, Benny Medina and all the executives who could green light the show were in the room.
Still, a handful of centuries-old establishments have survived and housed some pretty phenomenal history.
Ultimately Cobalt housed, at one point or another, nearly half of the 119 detainees identified by the report.
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.
At length the great Pit Town collection was housed as it deserved to be.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
They were instructed in all kinds of trades, were housed, married, and their whole maintenance provided for.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The work was completed, and the telescope housed in a suitable observatory building, in 1895.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters|James Edward Keeler
Then it came to his mind that Andrea was housed next door to Armenonville House, in an adjoining street.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
They are poorly paid, and in many households indifferently fed and housed.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
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