[ US /ˈhaʊs/ ]
  1. a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    she felt she had to get out of the house
    he has a house on Cape Cod
  2. an official assembly having legislative powers
    a bicameral legislature has two houses
  3. the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    he worked for a brokerage house
  4. play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults
    the children were playing house
  5. a building in which something is sheltered or located
    they had a large carriage house
  6. aristocratic family line
    the House of York
  7. a social unit living together
    the family refused to accept his will
    I waited until the whole house was asleep
    the teacher asked how many people made up his home
    he moved his family to Virginia
    It was a good Christian household
  8. the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
    he counted the house
    the house applauded
  9. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  10. a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    the house was full
  11. the management of a gambling house or casino
    the house gets a percentage of every bet
  12. the members of a religious community living together
  1. contain or cover
    This box houses the gears
  2. provide housing for
    The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town
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How To Use house In A Sentence

  • The Fat Controller and I were back inside the bolt when it arrived from the bonded warehouse at Felixstowe.
  • Police are anxious to trace two men seen leaving the house just before 8am.
  • Warner wrote from Egypt expressing sympathy for their unfurnished state of affairs, but added, "I would rather fit out three houses and fill them with furniture than to fit out one 'dahabiyeh'. Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete
  • In her house apron and with her hair a little ruffled she looked younger, startled and then angry. THE WHITE DOVE
  • She distinguished the undrawing of iron bars, and then the countenance of Spalatro at her door, before she had a clear remembrance of her situation — that she was a prisoner in a house on a lonely shore, and that this man was her jailor. The Italian
  • The house was a semi-detached with a couple of children playing in the front lawn and his son was just arriving home from his days work.
  • A few days after, they brought the intelligence that Barbarina had returned; and the councillor dwelt with her in her new house; and the servants were commanded to call the signora Madame Cocceji. as she was his well-beloved and trusted wife. Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends
  • There was a deal of shouting from Jamie's direction, and general hubbub, as a few people came out of the pothouse, staring. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • On the fives court, his nervous housemaster could relax, “rushing about,” as Roald described it, “shrieking what a little fool he is, and calling himself all sorts of names when he misses the ball.” Storyteller
  • My stepfather was strict and didn't let us have friends in the house; he physically abused me but not sexually.
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