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English

Etymology

From Middle English h(o)us < Old English hūs (dwelling, shelter, house) < Proto-Germanic *khusan, of unknown origin.

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Homophones

Noun

The house of a Japanese rice farmer.

Singular
house

Plural
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  1. A structure serving as an abode of human beings.
    This is my house and my family's ancestral home.
  2. The mode of living as if in a house.
    They set up house in a posh apartment.
  3. The usual place to find an object or an animal.
    The photo was put in its little house.
  4. A structure to protect or store something or someone.
    The former carriage house had been made over into a guest house.
  5. A protective structure on the deck of a ship.
    A pilot took charge of the wheel house until the ship was moored.
  6. A theatre building.
  7. The audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.
    After her swan-song, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
  8. A debating chamber for government politicians.
  9. An establishment, whether actual, as a pub, or virtual, as a website.
  10. A dynasty, a familial descendance, for example, a royal House.
    The current Queen is from the House of Windsor.
  11. (astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.
  12. House music.
  13. (curling) The three concentric circles where points are scored on the ice
  14. An early or alternative name for the game bingo.
  15. (UK) A complete set of numbers in bingo.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

genre of music See house music

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Verb

Infinitive
to house

Third person singular
hous

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to house (third-person singular simple present hous, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To keep within a structure or container.
    The car is housed in the garage.
  2. (transitive) To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.
  3. (transitive)(astrology) To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.
  4. (transitive) To contain or cover mechanical parts.

American Slang: To steal, esp. one's intellectual property, such as ideas, music, etc.

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Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

house n.

  1. gosling

Declension


Dutch

Noun

house

  1. house music, house

Finnish

Noun

house

  1. house music, house

French

Noun

house f.

  1. house music, house

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Norwegian

Noun

house

  1. house music, house

Portuguese

Noun

house m.

  1. house music, house

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Russian

Noun

house

  1. house music, house

Spanish

Noun

house

  1. house music, house

Swedish

Noun

house c.

  1. house music, house

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