Associations to the word «House»


HOUSE, noun. (heading) Human habitation.
HOUSE, noun. ​ A structure serving as an abode of human beings. [from 9thc.]
HOUSE, noun. An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection. [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. A building used by people for something other than a main residence (typically with qualifying word). [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. A public house, an inn, or the management of such. [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. ​ A place of public entertainment, especially (without qualifying word) a theatre; also the audience for a live theatrical or similar performance. [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. A brothel. [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. (business) A place of business; a company or organisation. [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. (politics) The building where a deliberative assembly meets; hence, the assembly itself, forming a component of a (national or state) legislature. [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. A printer's or publishing company. [from 16thc.]
HOUSE, noun. A place of gambling; a casino. [from 18thc.]
HOUSE, noun. A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities. [from 19thc.]
HOUSE, noun. (heading) Extended senses.
HOUSE, noun. (literary) Somewhere something metaphorically resides; a place of rest or repose. [from 9thc.]
HOUSE, noun. The people who live in the same house; a household. [from 9thc.]
HOUSE, noun. A dynasty, a familial descendance; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one. [from 10thc.]
HOUSE, noun. (astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart. [from 14thc.]
HOUSE, noun. (chess) (now) (rare) A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece. [from 16thc.]
HOUSE, noun. (curling) The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice. [from 19thc.]
HOUSE, noun. Lotto; bingo. [from 20thc.]
HOUSE, noun. ​ House music.
HOUSE, noun. (uncountable) (US) An aggregate of characteristics of a house.
HOUSE, noun. (Discuss([/2016/?action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5BHouse%5D%5D +]) this sense) (uncountable) A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.
HOUSE, verb. (transitive) To keep within a structure or container.
HOUSE, verb. (transitive) To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.
HOUSE, verb. To take shelter or lodging; to abide; to lodge.
HOUSE, verb. (transitive) (astrology) To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.
HOUSE, verb. (transitive) To contain or cover mechanical parts.
HOUSE, verb. (obsolete) To drive to a shelter.
HOUSE, verb. (obsolete) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
HOUSE, verb. (nautical) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe.
HOUSE, proper noun. (US) The House of Representatives, "the House".
HOUSE, proper noun. More generally, a shortened name for any chamber of a legislature that is named "House of...", especially where the other chamber(s) are not so named (as in Australia or Canada), or where there is no other chamber (as in New Zealand).
HOUSE, proper noun. A topographic surname​ for someone residing in a house (as opposed to a hut) or in a religious house.
HOUSE, proper noun. A village in New Mexico.
HOUSE, proper noun. An unincorporated community in North Carolina.
HOUSE ARREST, noun. (legal) Confinement of a person to his or her residence, sometimes with a limited travel allowance, ordered by a judge or other authority as a more lenient alternative to imprisonment.
HOUSE BOY, noun. Alternative form of houseboy
HOUSE BREAKER, noun. Alternative form of housebreaker
HOUSE BREAKERS, noun. Plural of house breaker
HOUSE CALL, noun. A visit by a medical professional, especially a physician, to examine a patient in his or her home.
HOUSE CALL, noun. A visit by a repair person or other customer service worker to a customer's home.
HOUSE CAT, noun. A domestic cat, a pet cat, Felis silvestris catus, as opposed to bigger and wild living Felidae.
HOUSE CAT, noun. Felis silvestris forma catus.
HOUSE CATS, noun. Plural of house cat
HOUSE COOLING PARTY, noun. (idiomatic) A party to celebrate when a person decides to leave a house or flat, and sometimes to help prepare the space for the incoming residents.
HOUSE CRICKET, noun. A cricket of the species Acheta domestica.
HOUSE CRICKETS, noun. Plural of house cricket
HOUSE DETECTIVE, noun. A person employed by a privately owned establishment, such as a hotel or large retail store, with the job of preventing wrongdoing and apprehending violators of laws or other regulations.
HOUSE DICK, noun. (slang) A hotel detective.
HOUSE DICKS, noun. Plural of house dick
HOUSE DIVIDED, noun. Something characterised by internal dissent or conflict.
HOUSE DOOR, noun. A door to a house; a house door.
HOUSE DOORS, noun. Plural of house door
HOUSE FINCH, noun. (US) A passerine bird in the family Fringillidae, Haemorhous mexicanus
HOUSE FLOOR, noun. A floor of a house.
HOUSE FLOORS, noun. Plural of house floor
HOUSE FRAU, noun. A housewife.
HOUSE GUEST, noun. Alternative form of houseguest
HOUSE GUESTS, noun. Alternative form of houseguests plural of house guest
HOUSE HUSBAND, noun. A husband who remains in the homestead as housekeeper, as opposed to a housewife.
HOUSE HUSBANDS, noun. Plural of house husband
HOUSE IN VIRGINIA, noun. (euphemism) HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS.
HOUSE KEEPER, noun. Alternative spelling of housekeeper
HOUSE LAMB, noun. (countable) A lamb raised for slaughter wholly inside a building.
HOUSE LAMB, noun. (uncountable) The meat of such a lamb.
HOUSE LAMBS, noun. Plural of house lamb
HOUSE LEFT, adverb. Stage right.
HOUSE MARTIN, noun. A migratory passerine bird of the swallow family, genus Delichon
HOUSE MARTIN, noun. The common house martin (Delichon urbicum).
HOUSE MARTINS, noun. Plural of house martin
HOUSE MASTER, noun. A teacher in charge of a boarding house at a boarding school
HOUSE MASTER, noun. A teacher in charge of a sports house at a school.
HOUSE MICE, noun. Plural of house mouse
HOUSE MOUSE, noun. The universally common mouse of the species Mus musculus.
HOUSE MUSIC, noun. (music genre) A particular type of electronic dance music with an uptempo beat and recurring kickdrum.
HOUSE NIGGER, noun. (derogatory) (ethnic slur) (idiomatic) A subservient or accultured black person; an Uncle Tom or traitor
HOUSE NIGGER, noun. (dated) (now offensive) A black slave that worked as a domestic as opposed to manual labor.
HOUSE NIGGERS, noun. Plural of house nigger
HOUSE NUMBER, noun. The single object or multiple objects attached to a building (or an object adjacent to it such as a mailbox or post) to display the street address assigned to that structure.
HOUSE NUMBER, noun. The street address numbers painted on a building (or an object such as a mailbox or post near the building), or painted on the curb of the street in front of the building.
HOUSE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of house number
HOUSE OF ACCOMMODATION, noun. (archaic) (euphemistic) brothel
HOUSE OF ALLAH, proper noun. Kaaba
HOUSE OF ASSIGNATION, noun. (archaic) brothel
HOUSE OF CALL, noun. (UK) (historical) A place, usually a public house, where journeymen connected with a particular trade assembled when out of work, ready for the call of employers.
HOUSE OF CARDS, noun. A structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.
HOUSE OF CARDS, noun. (idiomatic) A structure or argument built on a shaky foundation.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, proper noun. (Politics) (British) (Canada) The lower house of the UK and Canadian Houses of Parliament
HOUSE OF CORRECTION, noun. A residential penitentiary facility, an institution where criminals or wayward people (notably youth) are sent to have their ways 'corrected' trough a penal regime officially intended to reeducate them
HOUSE OF DELEGATES, proper noun. The name of the lower house in the bicameral legislatures of some legislative bodies in unicameral.
HOUSE OF GOD, proper noun. (Islam) Kaaba
HOUSE OF ILL FAME, noun. (idiomatic) A brothel
HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE, noun. (euphemistic) A brothel.
HOUSE OF KEYS, proper noun. (Isle of Man) The lower house of the Tynwald, the Isle of Man parliament.
HOUSE OF LORDS, proper noun. The upper chamber of the UK Houses of Parliament
HOUSE OF MOUSE, proper noun. The Walt Disney Company.
HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, noun. A legislative body in a government with a parliamentary system of government.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, proper noun. The name of the lower house in the bicameral legislatures of several countries, also used of some singular legislative bodies in unicameral systems.
HOUSE OF WORSHIP, noun. (religion) A religious edifice; a mosque, church, temple, or similar place where believers go to practice their faith.
HOUSE OF WORSHIP, noun. A Baha'i place of worship.
HOUSE ORGAN, noun. A privately published magazine or newspaper, generally for the employees of a company and visitors
HOUSE ORGANS, noun. Plural of house organ
HOUSE PARTIES, noun. Plural of house party
HOUSE PARTY, noun. (now rare) The guests staying at a given house, as opposed to those visiting for the day. [from 19th c.]
HOUSE PARTY, noun. A social gathering at someone's house, generally with music, drinking etc. [from 20th c.]
HOUSE PLANT, noun. Alternative spelling of houseplant
HOUSE PLANTS, noun. Plural of house plant
HOUSE POINTS, noun. (usually in plural) (British) Point awarded to a member of the house of a grammar school or public school for sporting and other achievement.
HOUSE POINTS, noun. (humorous) "Points" awarded in jest in a domestic environment for doing some task (such as clearing out the garage.)
HOUSE POOR, adjective. (idiomatic) In financial difficulty because of the excessive cost of owning a house, or because the cost of home ownership forms too high a proportion of household income.
HOUSE PROUD, adjective. Alternative form of house-proud
HOUSE RAT, noun. The black rat, Rattus rattus.
HOUSE RATS, noun. Plural of house rat
HOUSE RIGHT, adverb. Stage left.
HOUSE RULE, noun. A rule adopted by a particular establishment.
HOUSE RULES, noun. Plural of house rule
HOUSE SHOW, noun. A live professional wrestling event that is not televised.
HOUSE SITTER, noun. A person who stays in your house to mind it while you are away.
HOUSE SOCIETIES, noun. Plural of house society
HOUSE SOCIETY, noun. (anthropology) A society where kinship and political relations are organized around membership in corporately-organized dwellings rather than around descent groups or lineages.
HOUSE SPARROW, noun. A bird of the species Passer domesticus, native to much of Eurasia, introduced in many other temperate environments.
HOUSE SPARROWS, noun. Plural of house sparrow
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Any spider or kind of spider that dwells in human residences.
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Yellow sac spider, Chiracanthium inclusum, a common house spider worldwide.
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Black house spider, Badumna insignis, an Australian spider also found in New Zealand;
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Brown house spider, Steatoda grossa, a spider with cosmopolitan distribution;
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. American house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum, a cobweb spider;
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Daddy long-legs spiders, of the Pholcidae family;
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Domestic house spider, Tegenaria domestica;
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Giant house spider, Tegenaria gigantea;
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis, aggressive house spider;
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Southern house spider, Kukulcania hibernalis
HOUSE SPIDER, noun. Tiny house spider, Oonops domesticus
HOUSE STYLE, noun. All the characteristics, conventions and use of colour and language of a company, institution, website etc that serves to make it distinct from others.
HOUSE STYLES, noun. Plural of house style
HOUSE WALL, noun. A house wall: an interior or exterior wall of a house.
HOUSE WALLS, noun. Plural of house wall
HOUSE WARMING, noun. Alternative form of housewarming
HOUSE WARMINGS, noun. Plural of house warming
HOUSE WINE, noun. A relatively inexpensive wine sold in a restaurant, often by the glass as well as by the bottle or unmarked carafe; both red and white are normally offered.
HOUSE WINES, noun. Plural of house wine
HOUSE WREN, noun. Troglodytes aedon, a very small songbird of the wren family.

Dictionary definition

HOUSE, noun. A dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house".
HOUSE, noun. The members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house".
HOUSE, noun. The members of a religious community living together.
HOUSE, noun. The audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house".
HOUSE, noun. An official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses".
HOUSE, noun. Aristocratic family line; "the House of York".
HOUSE, noun. Play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house".
HOUSE, noun. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.
HOUSE, noun. The management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet".
HOUSE, noun. A social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home".
HOUSE, noun. A building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full".
HOUSE, noun. A building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house".
HOUSE, verb. Contain or cover; "This box houses the gears".
HOUSE, verb. Provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.