Definition of 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".
  • the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house". Synonyms: business firm, firm.
  • the members of a religious community living together.
  • the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded", "he counted the house".
  • an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses".
  • aristocratic family line; "the House of York".
  • play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house".
  • (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided. Synonyms: mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign.
  • the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet".
  • 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, home, household, menage.
  • a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full". Synonyms: theater, theatre.
  • a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house".


  • contain or cover; "This box houses the gears".
  • provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town". Synonyms: domiciliate, put up.

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Words nearby house

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Rhymes with house

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More information about house

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • house is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
  • house is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
  • house is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 8 points
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