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Definition of "house" []

  • A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family. (noun)
  • A household or family. (noun)
  • Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal. (noun)
  • A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit: a sorority house. (noun)
  • A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something: a carriage house; the lion house at the zoo. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "house" in a sentence
  • "House prices could be supported by purchase of housing -- house buyer of last resort."
  • "You'll see, we'll have a Marxist in the White House now, and Marxists running the house and senate."
  • "Last weekend, I set about to decorate my perfect tree. in my scaled down, dream house, for my very first christmas ~in the blue and white house~ celebrating my "this is as good as it gets" reality."