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definition of the word house

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
love far seemed #182: house looked head called

From Middle English h(o)us < Old English hūs (dwelling, shelter, house) < Proto-Germanic *khusan, of unknown origin.

The house of a Japanese rice farmer.

Singular
house

Plural
houses

house (plural houses)

  1. A structure serving as an abode of human beings.
    This is my house and my family's ancestral home.
  2. The mode of living as if in a house.
    They set up house in a posh apartment.
  3. The usual place to find an object or an animal.
    The photo was put in its little house.
  4. A structure to protect or store something or someone.
    The former carriage house had been made over into a guest house.
  5. A protective structure on the deck of a ship.
    A pilot took charge of the wheel house until the ship was moored.
  6. A theatre building.
  7. The audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.
    After her swan-song, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
  8. A debating chamber for government politicians.
  9. An establishment, whether actual, as a pub, or virtual, as a website.
  10. (business) A company or organisation.
    A small publishing house would have a contract with an independent fulfillment house.
  11. A dynasty, a familial descendance, for example, a royal House.
    The current Queen is from the House of Windsor.
  12. (astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.
  13. House music.
  14. (curling) The three concentric circles where points are scored on the ice
  15. An early or alternative name for the game bingo.
  16. (UK) A complete set of numbers in bingo.


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