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Synonyms of house in English:


  • 1 a new development with 200 houses
    residence, home, place of residence;
    a roof over one's head
    formalhabitation, dwelling (place), abode, domicile
  • 2 you'll wake the whole house!
    household, family, occupants;
    clan, tribe
  • 3 the house of Windsor
  • 5 the country's upper house
    legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, chamber, council, congress, senate, parliament, diet
  • 6 the house applauded
    assembly, congregation
  • 7 they filled the house
    theater, auditorium, amphitheater, hall, gallery, stalls
  • verb

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  • 1 they can house twelve employees
    accommodate, provide accommodations for, give someone a roof over their head, lodge, quarter, board, billet, take in, sleep, put up;
    harbor, shelter
  • 2 this panel houses the main switch
    contain, hold, store;
    cover, protect, enclose
  • Phrases

    on the house

    informal drinks are on the house
    free, free of charge, without charge, at no cost, for nothing, gratis;
    informalfor free, comp

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