What is 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"
    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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36th United States Congress
... federal government, 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 ...
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's Phil's G Bramston's Trant ... 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 ... pupil at Winchester, apart from the Scholars, lives in a boarding house, chosen or allocated when applying to Winchester ...
University Constituency - Other Countries
... persons who 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "house":

  • (noun): An official assembly having legislative powers.
    Example: "The legislature has two houses"
  • (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): A building in which something is sheltered or located.
    Example: "They had a large carriage house"
  • (noun): The members of a religious community living together.
  • (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): 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 social unit living together.
    Example: "I waited until the whole house was asleep"
    Synonyms: family, household, home, menage
  • (verb): Contain or cover.
    Example: "This box houses the gears"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word house:

    If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
    Bible: New Testament, Mark 3:24,25.

    It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home,
    A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam
    Afore ye really ‘preciate the things ye lef’ behind,
    An’ hunger fer ‘em somehow, with ‘em allus on yer mind.
    Edgar Albert Guest (1881–1959)

    ... a family I know ... bought an acre in the country on which to build a house. For many years, while they lacked the money to build, they visited the site regularly and picnicked on a knoll, the site’s most attractive feature. They liked so much to visualize themselves as always there, that when they finally built they put the house on the knoll. But then the knoll was gone. Somehow they had not realized they would destroy it and lose it by supplanting it with themselves.
    Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)