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English noun: house

1. house (artifact) a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

SamplesHe has a house on Cape Cod.
She felt she had to get out of the house.

Broader (hypernym)abode, building, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, edifice, habitation, home

Narrower (hyponym)adobe house, beach house, boarding house, boardinghouse, bungalow, cabin, chalet, chapterhouse, cottage, country house, detached house, doll's house, dollhouse, duplex, duplex house, farmhouse, frat house, fraternity house, gatehouse, guesthouse, hacienda, hall, hunting lodge, lodge, lodging house, maisonette, maisonnette, manse, mansion, mansion house, ranch house, residence, residence, rooming house, row house, safe house, saltbox, semidetached house, single dwelling, sod house, soddy, solar house, town house, tract house, villa

Part holonymattic, garret, library, loft, porch, study

2. house (group) the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments

SamplesHe worked for a brokerage house.

Synonymsbusiness firm, firm

Broader (hypernym)business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern

Narrower (hyponym)accounting firm, auction house, consulting company, consulting firm, corp, corporation, dealer, law firm, publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house

3. house (group) the members of a religious community living together

Broader (hypernym)community

4. house (group) the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema

SamplesThe house applauded.
He counted the house.

Broader (hypernym)audience

Part holonymclaque

5. house (group) an official assembly having legislative powers

SamplesA bicameral legislature has two houses.

Broader (hypernym)general assembly, law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature

Narrower (hyponym)British House of Commons, British House of Lords, Dail, Dail Eireann, House of Burgesses, House of Commons, House of Lords, House of Representatives, Seanad, Seanad Eireann, U.S. House, U.S. House of Representatives, United States House of Representatives, US House, US House of Representatives

6. house (group) aristocratic family line

SamplesThe House of York.

Broader (hypernym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

Narrower (hyponym)Medici, royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty

7. house (act) play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults

SamplesThe children were playing house.

Broader (hypernym)child's play, play

8. house (location) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Synonymsmansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign

Broader (hypernym)part, region

Instance hyponymAquarius, Aquarius the Water Bearer, Archer, Aries, Aries the Ram, Balance, Bull, Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Capricorn, Capricorn the Goat, Crab, Fish, Gemini, Gemini the Twins, Goat, Leo, Leo the Lion, Libra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales, Lion, Pisces, Pisces the Fishes, Ram, Sagittarius, Sagittarius the Archer, Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion, Scorpion, Taurus, Taurus the Bull, Twins, Virgin, Virgo, Virgo the Virgin, Water Bearer

Part meronymzodiac

Domain categoryastrology, star divination

9. house (group) the management of a gambling house or casino

SamplesThe house gets a percentage of every bet.

Broader (hypernym)management

10. house (group) a social unit living together

SamplesHe 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.

Synonymsfamily, home, household, menage

Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit

Narrower (hyponym)broken home, conjugal family, extended family, foster family, foster home, menage a trois, nuclear family

11. house (artifact) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

SamplesThe house was full.

Synonymstheater, theatre

Broader (hypernym)building, edifice

Narrower (hyponym)arena theater, cinema, dinner theater, dinner theatre, home theater, home theatre, little theater, little theatre, movie house, movie theater, movie theatre, music hall, opera, opera house, picture palace, theater in the round, vaudeville theater, vaudeville theatre

Part holonymbox office, circle, dress circle, dressing room, greenroom, orchestra, orchestra pit, parquet, parquet circle, parterre, pit, stage, standing room, theater stage, theatre stage, ticket booth, ticket office, tiered seat

Domain categorydramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre

12. house (artifact) a building in which something is sheltered or located

SamplesThey had a large carriage house.

Broader (hypernym)building, edifice

Narrower (hyponym)bagnio, bathhouse, courthouse, field house, icehouse, meat house, meat house, oast house, pump house, pumping station, smokehouse, sports arena, stash house

English verb: house

1. house (stative) contain or cover

SamplesThis box houses the gears.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accommodate, admit, hold

2. house (social) provide housing for

SamplesThe immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town.

Synonymsdomiciliate, put up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)shelter

Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, chamber, home, lodge, rehouse, take in

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