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.

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Famous quotes containing the word house:

    Up the reputable walks of old established trees
    They stalk, children of the nouveaux riches; chimes
    Of the tall Clock Tower drench their heads in blessing:
    “I don’t wanna play at your house;
    I don’t like you any more.”
    My house stands opposite, on the other hill,
    William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Even heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, much less this house that I have built!
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Kings 8:27.

    Solomon at the dedication of the temple.

    If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life ... for fear that I should get some of his good done to me,—some of its virus mingled with my blood.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)