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house British & World English

A building for human habitation, especially one that consists of a ground floor and one or more upper storeys

house English Thesaurus

the new estate comprises 200 houses

house music in house British & World English

A style of electronic dance music typically having sparse, repetitive vocals and a fast beat

art house British & World English

A cinema which specializes in showing films that are artistic or experimental rather than merely entertaining

big house British & World English

The largest house in a village or area, typically inhabited by a family of high social standing

cow-house British & World English

A shed or shelter for cows

house cat British & World English

A domestic cat, especially one kept as a household pet

house rat British & World English

Another term for black rat, especially in South Asia.

house-sit British & World English

Live in and look after a house while its owner is away

in-house British & World English

Done or existing within an organization

pot-house British & World English

A small tavern

row house British & World English

A terraced house

House, the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(in the UK) the House of Commons or Lords; (in the US) the House of Representatives

acid house British & World English

A kind of popular synthesized dance music with a fast repetitive beat, popular in the 1980s and associated with the taking of drugs such as Ecstasy

black house British & World English

A traditional single-storeyed Scottish house built of turf or mortarless stone, typically lacking a chimney and roofed with turf or thatch

coach house British & World English

A building in which a carriage is or was kept

crack house British & World English

A place where crack cocaine is bought and sold

death house British & World English

A house in which someone has died

doll's house British & World English

A miniature toy house used for playing with dolls

dower house British & World English

A house intended as the residence of a widow, typically one near the main house on her late husband’s estate

field house British & World English

A large building, often part of a college, that provides space for many different sports facilities

frame house British & World English

A house constructed from a wooden skeleton, typically covered with timber boards

free house British & World English

A pub not controlled by a brewery and therefore not restricted to selling particular brands of beer or spirits

full house British & World English

An audience that fills the venue for an event to capacity

glebe house British & World English

A church house provided for a member of the clergy

guest house British & World English

A private house offering accommodation to paying guests

hash house British & World English

A cheap eating house

keep house British & World English

Do the cooking, cleaning, and other tasks involved in the running of a household

play house British & World English

(Of a child) play at being a family in its home

house agent British & World English

An estate agent

house brand British & World English

A brand name used exclusively by a retailer (or a selected group of retailers) for a product or line of products that are typically sold for prices lower than that of comparable items with manufacturer brand names

house call British & World English

A visit made to a patient or client in their own home by a doctor or other professional

house finch British & World English

A red-breasted brown finch, now common from Canada to Mexico and sometimes regarded as a pest

house flag British & World English

A flag indicating the company that a ship belongs to

house gecko British & World English

A large-eyed nocturnal gecko of the Old World tropics, occupying a range of habitats including houses

house guest British & World English

A guest staying for some days in a person’s private house

house-hunt British & World English

Seek a house to buy or rent and live in

house-made British & World English

(Of food or drink served in a restaurant, cafe, etc.) made on the premises

house mouse British & World English

A greyish-brown mouse found abundantly as a scavenger in human dwellings. It is widely kept as a pet or experimental animal, and has been bred in many varieties

house organ British & World English

A periodical published by a company to be read by its employees and other interested parties and dealing mainly with its own activities

house party British & World English

A party at which the guests stay at a house overnight or for a few days

house-proud British & World English

Attentive to, or preoccupied with, the care and appearance of one’s home

house style British & World English

A company’s preferred manner of presentation and layout of written material

house swap British & World English

An instance of temporarily exchanging homes with another person or family, typically for a holiday

house-train British & World English

Train (a pet) to excrete outside the house or only in a special place


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