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House

Pronunciation: hous
n.1.A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.
Houses are built to live in; not to look on.
- Bacon.
Bees with smoke and doves with noisome stench
Are from their hives and houses driven away.
- Shak.
2.Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
3.Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
One that feared God with all his house.
- Acts x. 2.
4.A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an illustrious race; as, the house of Austria; the house of Hanover; the house of Israel.
The last remaining pillar of their house,
The one transmitter of their ancient name.
- Tennyson.
5.One of the estates of a kingdom or other government assembled in parliament or legislature; a body of men united in a legislative capacity; as, the House of Lords; the House of Commons; the House of Representatives; also, a quorum of such a body. See Congress, and Parliament.
6.(Com.) A firm, or commercial establishment.
7.A public house; an inn; a hotel.
8.(Astrol.) A twelfth part of the heavens, as divided by six circles intersecting at the north and south points of the horizon, used by astrologers in noting the positions of the heavenly bodies, and casting horoscopes or nativities. The houses were regarded as fixed in respect to the horizon, and numbered from the one at the eastern horizon, called the ascendant, first house, or house of life, downward, or in the direction of the earth's revolution, the stars and planets passing through them in the reverse order every twenty-four hours.
9.A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.
10.An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
11.The body, as the habitation of the soul.
This mortal house I'll ruin,
Do Cæsar what he can.
- Shak.
12.The grave.
House ant
(Zool.) a very small, yellowish brown ant (Myrmica molesta), which often infests houses, and sometimes becomes a great pest.
House of bishops
(Prot. Epis. Ch.) one of the two bodies composing a general convertion, the other being House of Clerical and Lay Deputies.
House boat
a covered boat used as a dwelling.
House of call
a place, usually a public house, where journeymen connected with a particular trade assemble when out of work, ready for the call of employers.
House car
(Railroad) a freight car with inclosing sides and a roof; a box car.
- Simonds.
House of correction
See Correction.
House cricket
(Zool.) a European cricket (Gryllus domesticus), which frequently lives in houses, between the bricks of chimneys and fireplaces. It is noted for the loud chirping or stridulation of the males.
House dog
a dog kept in or about a dwelling house.
House finch
(Zool.) the burion.
House flag
a flag denoting the commercial house to which a merchant vessel belongs.
House fly
(Zool.) a common fly (esp. Musca domestica), which infests houses both in Europe and America. Its larva is a maggot which lives in decaying substances or excrement, about sink drains, etc.
House of God
a temple or church.
House of ill fame
See Ill fame under Ill, a.
House martin
(Zool.) a common European swallow (Hirundo urbica). It has feathered feet, and builds its nests of mud against the walls of buildings. Called also house swallow, and window martin.
House mouse
(Zool.) the common mouse (Mus musculus).
House physician
the resident medical adviser of a hospital or other public institution.
House snake
(Zool.) the milk snake.
House sparrow
(Zool.) the common European sparrow (Passer domesticus). It has recently been introduced into America, where it has become very abundant, esp. in cities. Called also thatch sparrow.
House spider
(Zool.) any spider which habitually lives in houses. Among the most common species are Theridium tepidariorum and Tegenaria domestica.
House surgeon
the resident surgeon of a hospital.
House wren
(Zool.) the common wren of the Eastern United States (Troglodytes aëdon). It is common about houses and in gardens, and is noted for its vivacity, and loud musical notes. See Wren.
Religious house
a monastery or convent.
The White House
the official residence of the President of the United States; - hence, colloquially, the office of President.
To bring down the house
See under Bring.
To keep house
to maintain an independent domestic establishment.
To keep open house
to entertain friends at all times.
v. t.1.To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
[imp. & p. p. Housed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Housing.]
At length have housed me in a humble shed.
- Young.
House your choicest carnations, or rather set them under a penthouse.
- Evelyn.
2.To drive to a shelter.
3.To admit to residence; to harbor.
Palladius wished him to house all the Helots.
- Sir P. Sidney.
4.To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
5.(Naut.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.
v. i.1.To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
You shall not house with me.
- Shak.
2.(Astrol.) To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.
Noun1.house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
2.house - an official assembly having legislative powers; "the legislature has two houses"
3.house - a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"
4.house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
5.house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
Synonyms: theater, theatre
6.Househouse - members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
Synonyms: business firm, firm
7.house - aristocratic family line; "the House of York"
8.house - the members of a religious community living together
9.house - the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house"
10.house - play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house"
11.house - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
12.house - the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet"
Verb1.house - contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"
2.house - provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
Synonyms: domiciliate, put up

HOUSE, estates. A place for the habitation and dwelling of man. This word has several significations, as it is applied to different things. In a grant or demise of a house, the curtilage and garden will pass, even without the words "with the appurtenances," being added. Cro. Eliz. 89; S. C.; 3 Leon. 214; 1 Plowd. 171; 2 Saund. 401 note 2; 4 Penn. St. R; 93.
     2. In a grant or demise of a house with the appurtenances, no more, will pass, although other lands have been occupied with the house. 1 P. Wms. 603; Cro. Jac. 526; 2 Co. 32; Co. Litt. 5 d.; Id. 36 a. b.; 2 Saund. 401, note 2.
     3. If a house, originally entire, be divided into several apartments, with an outer door to each apartment and no communication with each other subsists, in such case the several apartments are considered as distinct houses. 6 Mod. 214; Woodf. Land. & Ten. 178.
     4. In cases of burglary, the mansion or dwelling-house in which the burglary might be committed, at common law includes the outhouses, though not under the same roof or adjoining to the dwelling-house provided they were within the curtilage, or common fence, as the dwelling or mansion house. 3 Inst. 64; 1 Hale, 558; 4 Bl. Com. 225; 2 East, P. C. 493; 1 Hayw. N. C. Rep. 102, 142; 2 Russ. on Cr. 14.
     5. The term house, in case of arson, includes not only the dwelling but all the outhouses, as in the case of burglary. It is a maxim in law that every man's house is his castle, and there he is entitled to perfect security; this asylum cannot therefore be legally invaded, unless by an officer duly authorized by legal process; and this process must be of a criminal nature to authorize the breaking of an outer door; and even with it, this cannot be done, until after demand of admittance and refusal. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234. The house may be also broken for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N 3.
     6. The house protects the owner from the service of all civil process in the first instance, but not if he is once lawfully arrested and he takes refuge in his own house; in that case, the officer may pursue him and break open any door for the purpose. Foster, 320; 1 Rolle, R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555; Bac. Ab. ubi sup. In the civil law the rule was nemo de domo sua extrahi debet. Dig. 50, 17, 103. Vide, generally, 14 Vin. Ab. 315; Yelv. 29 a, n. 1; 4 Rawle, R. 342; Arch. Cr. Pl. 251; and Burglary.
     7. House is used figuratively to signify a collection of persons, as the house of representatives; or an institution, as the house of refuge; or a commercial firm, as the house of A B & Co. of New Orleans; or a family, as, the house of Lancaster, the house of York.

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Hour
hour angle
hour circle
hour hand
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Hour measure of time
Hour plate
Hourglass
Houri
hourlong
Hourly
Hours
Housage
Housatonic
Housatonic River
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House ant
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