House

A house is a home, building or structure the primary function of which is to be occupied for habitation by humans or other creatures. The term house includes many kinds of dwellings ranging from rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes to complex structures composed of many systems. English-speaking people generally call any building they routinely occupy "home".

The social unit that lives in a house is known as a household. Most commonly, a household is a family unit of some kind, though households may be other social groups, organizations or individuals.

Read more about House:  Etymology, Construction, Found Materials, Identifying Houses, Animal Houses, Houses and Symbolism

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Famous quotes containing the word house:

    Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    When I first got here, every time you’d say “breast feeding” on the House floor there would be a snicker.... this has been happening since creation. Can we finally get a grip on it?
    Susan Molinari (b. 1958)

    What is the use of a house if you have n’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?—if you cannot tolerate the planet it is on?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)