noun, plural state·hous·es [steyt-hou-ziz] /ˈsteɪtˌhaʊ zɪz/.

the building in which the legislature of a state sits; the capitol of a state.

Origin of statehouse

First recorded in 1585–95; state + house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for statehouse

center, dome, statehouse

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Contemporary Examples of statehouse

Historical Examples of statehouse

  • On the way to the Statehouse in the aircar, I kept wondering just how smart I had been.

    Lone Star Planet

    Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

  • He went to the statehouse, and to the senate chamber, and asked to see Senator Bryant.

    Eighth Reader

    James Baldwin

  • I hold nothin' against you, but it wasn't any more my fault than the statehouse!

  • The fourth statehouse, which seems to have been built on the foundations of the third, was destroyed by fire in 1698.

    Give Me Liberty

    Thomas J. Wertenbaker

  • When the Governor realized that resistance would be useless, he ordered the guns to be dismantled, and returned to the statehouse.

    Give Me Liberty

    Thomas J. Wertenbaker

British Dictionary definitions for statehouse



(in the US) the building which houses a state legislature; State capitol
a building in which public affairs or state ceremonies are conducted
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