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".
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... Houses Official Name Informal Name House Letter Chernocke House Furley's A Moberly's Toye's B Du Boulay's Cook's C Fearon's Kenny's D Morshead's Freddie's E Hawkins' Chawker's F ... College is not usually referred to as a house, except for the purposes of categorisation hence the terms 'housemaster of College' and 'College house' are not generally used ... from the Scholars, lives in a boarding house, chosen or allocated when applying to Winchester ...
... consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives ... The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Seventh Census of the United States in 1850 ... The Senate had a Democratic majority, and the House had a Republican plurality ...
... Houses may express the circumstances or opinions of their builders or their inhabitants ... Thus a vast and elaborate house may serve as a sign of conspicuous wealth, whereas a low-profile house built of recycled materials may indicate support of energy conservation ... Houses of particular historical significance (former residences of the famous, for example, or even just very old houses) may gain a protected status in town planning ...
... have special knowledge in similar fields, to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house in the Parliament of India ... Currently, the upper houses of the state legislatures in the six states that have them have graduate's constituencies, that elect one-twelfth of their members ... Thirteen Colonies The College of William Mary held a seat in the House of Burgesses of the Virginia Colony in 1663, and was supported by taxes on tobacco and furs ...
78 Derngate is a Grade II* listed Georgian house in the Derngate area of Northampton, England, originally built in the 1820s ... moved to New Ways, a pioneering modernist house designed by Peter Behrens close to Abington Park ... In 2002 work started to restore the house to Mackintosh's original design ...
More definitions of "house":
- (noun): (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.
Synonyms: sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, planetary house
- (verb): Contain or cover.
Example: "This box houses the gears"
- (noun): A social unit living together.
Example: "I waited until the whole house was asleep"
Synonyms: family, household, home, menage
- (noun): The members of a religious community living together.
- (noun): The management of a gambling house or casino.
Example: "The house gets a percentage of every bet"
- (noun): A building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented.
Example: "The house was full"
Synonyms: theater, theatre
- (noun): The audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema.
Example: "The house applauded"; "he counted the house"
- (noun): Members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments.
Example: "He worked for a brokerage house"
Synonyms: firm, business firm
- (noun): Play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults.
Example: "The children were playing house"
- (noun): An official assembly having legislative powers.
Example: "The legislature has two houses"
- (noun): A building in which something is sheltered or located.
Example: "They had a large carriage house"
- (noun): Aristocratic family line.
Example: "The House of York"
- (noun): A dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families.
Example: "He has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
Famous quotes containing the word house:
“The house seems heavier
Now that they have gone away.
In fact it emptied in record time.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“When cups went round at close of day
Is not that how good stories run?
The gods were sitting at the board
In their great house at Slievenamon.
They sang a drowsy song, or snored,
For all were full of wine and meat.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“To have no son, no wife,
No house or land still seemed quite natural.
Only a numbness registered the shock
Of finding out how much had gone of life,
How widely from the others.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)