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  1. [noun] 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. [noun] an official assembly having legislative powers; "the legislature has two houses"

  3. [noun] a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: family, hold, home, menage

  5. [noun] a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
    Synonyms: theater, theatre

  6. [noun] members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
    Synonyms: firm, business firm

  7. [noun] aristocratic family line; "the House of York"

  8. [noun] the members of a religious community living together

  9. [noun] the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house"

  10. [noun] 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. [noun] (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
    Synonyms: sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, planetary

  12. [noun] the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet"

  13. [verb] contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"

  14. [verb] provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
    Synonyms: put up, domiciliate


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