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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  House  \House\,  n.;  pl  {Houses}.  [OE.  hous,  hus,  AS  h?s;  akin 
  to  OS  &  OFries  h?s,  D.  huis,  OHG.  h?s,  G.  haus,  Icel.  h?s, 
  Sw  hus,  Dan.  huus,  Goth.  gudh?s,  house  of  God,  temple;  and 
  prob.  to  E.  hide  to  conceal.  See  {Hide},  and  cf  {Hoard}, 
  {Husband},  {Hussy},  {Husting}.] 
  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  C[ae]sar  what  he 
  can.  --Shak. 
 
  12. 
 
  Usage:  [With  an  adj.,  as  narrow,  dark,  etc.]  The  grave.  ``The 
  narrow  house.''  --Bryant. 
 
  Note:  House  is  much  used  adjectively  and  as  the  first  element 
  of  compounds.  The  sense  is  usually  obvious;  as  house 
  cricket,  housemaid,  house  painter,  housework. 
 
  {House  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  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.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  House  \House\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Housed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Housing}.]  [AS.  h?sian.] 
  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. 
 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  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.  --Sandys. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  To  stow  in  a  safe  place  to  take  down  and  make 
  safe;  as  to  house  the  upper  spars. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  House  \House\,  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.  ``Where  Saturn  houses.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  house 
  n  1:  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:  an  official  assembly  having  legislative  powers;  "the 
  legislature  has  two  houses" 
  3:  a  building  in  which  something  is  sheltered  or  located;  "they 
  had  a  large  carriage  house" 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {family},  {household}, 
  {home},  {menage}] 
  5:  a  building  where  theatrical  performances  or  motion-picture 
  shows  can  be  presented;  "the  house  was  full"  [syn:  {theater}, 
  {theatre}] 
  6:  members  of  a  business  organization;  "he  worked  for  a 
  brokerage  house"  [syn:  {firm},  {business  firm}] 
  7:  aristocratic  family  line  "the  House  of  York" 
  8:  the  members  of  a  religious  community  living  together 
  9:  the  audience  gathered  together  in  a  theatre  or  cinema;  "the 
  house  applauded";  "he  counted  the  house" 
  10:  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:  one  of  12  equal  areas  into  which  the  zodiac  is  divided  [syn: 
  {sign  of  the  zodiac},  {sign},  {mansion},  {planetary 
  house}] 
  v  1:  contain  or  cover;  "This  box  houses  the  gears" 
  2:  provide  housing  for  [syn:  {put  up}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  House,  NM  (village,  FIPS  33710) 
  Location:  34.64797  N,  103.90328  W 
  Population  (1990):  85  (54  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  88121 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  House 
  Till  their  sojourn  in  Egypt  the  Hebrews  dwelt  in  tents.  They 
  then  for  the  first  time  inhabited  cities  (Gen.  47:3;  Ex  12:7; 
  Heb.  11:9).  From  the  earliest  times  the  Assyrians  and  the 
  Canaanites  were  builders  of  cities.  The  Hebrews  after  the 
  Conquest  took  possession  of  the  captured  cities,  and  seem  to 
  have  followed  the  methods  of  building  that  had  been  pursued  by 
  the  Canaanites.  Reference  is  made  to  the  stone  (1  Kings  7:9; 
  Isa.  9:10)  and  marble  (1  Chr.  29:2)  used  in  building,  and  to  the 
  internal  wood-work  of  the  houses  (1  Kings  6:15;  7:2;  10:11,  12; 
  2  Chr.  3:5;  Jer.  22:14).  "Ceiled  houses"  were  such  as  had  beams 
  inlaid  in  the  walls  to  which  wainscotting  was  fastened  (Ezra 
  6:4;  Jer.  22:14;  Hag.  1:4).  "Ivory  houses"  had  the  upper  parts 
  of  the  walls  adorned  with  figures  in  stucco  with  gold  and  ivory 
  (1  Kings  22:39;  2  Chr.  3:6;  Ps  45:8). 
 
  The  roofs  of  the  dwelling-houses  were  flat,  and  are  often 
  alluded  to  in  Scripture  (2  Sam.  11:2;  Isa.  22:1;  Matt.  24:17). 
  Sometimes  tents  or  booths  were  erected  on  them  (2  Sam.  16:22). 
  They  were  protected  by  parapets  or  low  walls  (Deut.  22:8).  On 
  the  house-tops  grass  sometimes  grew  (Prov.  19:13;  27:15;  Ps 
  129:6,  7).  They  were  used  not  only  as  places  of  recreation  in 
  the  evening,  but  also  sometimes  as  sleeping-places  at  night  (1 
  Sam.  9:25,  26;  2  Sam.  11:2;  16:22;  Dan.  4:29;  Job  27:18;  Prov. 
  21:9),  and  as  places  of  devotion  (Jer.  32:29;  19:13). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HOUSE,  n.  A  hollow  edifice  erected  for  the  habitation  of  man,  rat, 
  mouse,  beelte,  cockroach,  fly,  mosquito,  flea,  bacillus  and  microbe. 
  _House  of  Correction_,  a  place  of  reward  for  political  and  personal 
  service,  and  for  the  detention  of  offenders  and  appropriations. 
  _House  of  God_,  a  building  with  a  steeple  and  a  mortgage  on  it 
  _House-dog_,  a  pestilent  beast  kept  on  domestic  premises  to  insult 
  persons  passing  by  and  appal  the  hardy  visitor.  _House-maid_,  a 
  youngerly  person  of  the  opposing  sex  employed  to  be  variously 
  disagreeable  and  ingeniously  unclean  in  the  station  in  which  it  has 
  pleased  God  to  place  her 
 
 




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