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White House, the

noun
  1. Also called Executive Mansion. the official residence of the president of the United States, in Washington, D.C.: a large, two-story, freestone building painted white.
  2. the executive branch of the U.S. federal government: the White House's tax policy.
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British Dictionary definitions for white house

White House

noun the White House
  1. the official Washington residence of the president of the US
  2. the US presidency
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white house in Culture

White House

The mansion of the president of the United States in Washington, D.C. The White House contains reception and dining rooms, living quarters for the president and the president's family, the president's Oval Office, and offices for the presidential staff.

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