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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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