What is house?

  • (verb): Contain or cover.
    Example: "This box houses the gears"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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".

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Houses and Symbolism
... 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 ... 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 as examples of ...
University Constituency - Other Countries
... 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
78 Derngate is a Grade II* listed Georgian house in the Derngate area of Northampton, England, originally built in the 1820s ... In 1926 the Bassett Lowkes 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 ...
Winchester College - Boarding Houses
... 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 Sergeant ... 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 ... Every pupil at Winchester, apart from the Scholars, lives in a boarding house, chosen or allocated when applying to Winchester ...
36th United States Congress
... 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 ... Senate had a Democratic majority, and the House had a Republican plurality ...

More definitions of "house":

  • (noun): A social unit living together.
    Example: "I waited until the whole house was asleep"
    Synonyms: family, household, home, menage
  • (noun): A building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented.
    Example: "The house was full"
    Synonyms: theater, theatre
  • (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"
  • (noun): An official assembly having legislative powers.
    Example: "The legislature has two houses"
  • (noun): The audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema.
    Example: "The house applauded"; "he counted the house"
  • (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): The members of a religious community living together.
  • (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): The management of a gambling house or casino.
    Example: "The house gets a percentage of every bet"
  • (noun): Aristocratic family line.
    Example: "The House of York"
  • (noun): A building in which something is sheltered or located.
    Example: "They had a large carriage house"

Famous quotes containing the word house:

    In America a woman loses her independence for ever in the bonds of matrimony. While there is less constraint on girls there than anywhere else, a wife submits to stricter obligations. For the former, her father’s house is a home of freedom and pleasure; for the latter, her husband’s is almost a cloister.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    Who can speak broader than he that has no house to put his head in? Such may rail against great buildings.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)