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House vs. Habitation

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Housenoun

A structure built or serving as an abode of human beings.

‘This is my house and my family's ancestral home.’;

Habitationnoun

(uncountable) The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

Housenoun

The people who live in a house; a household.

Habitationnoun

(countable) A place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

Housenoun

A building used for something other than a residence (typically with qualifying word).

‘The former carriage house had been made over into a guest house.’; ‘On arriving at the zoo, we immediately headed for the monkey house.’;

Habitationnoun

A group, lodge, or company, as of the Primrose League.

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Housenoun

A place of business; a company or organisation, especially a printing press, a publishing company, or a couturier.

‘A small publishing house would have a contract with an independent fulfillment house.’;

Habitationnoun

(Louisiana French) A farm.

Housenoun

A place of public accommodation or entertainment, especially a public house, an inn, a restaurant, a theatre, or a casino; or the management thereof.

‘One more, sir, then I'll have to stop serving you – rules of the house, I'm afraid.’; ‘The house always wins.’;

Habitationnoun

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

Housenoun

The audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.

‘After her swan-song, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.’;

Habitationnoun

Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

‘The Lord . . . blesseth the habitation of the just.’;

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Housenoun

(politics) A building where a deliberative assembly meets; whence the assembly itself, particularly a component of a legislature.

‘The petition was so ridiculous that the house rejected it after minimal debate.’;

Habitationnoun

the native habitat or home of an animal or plant

Housenoun

A dynasty; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one.

‘A curse lay upon the House of Atreus.’;

Habitationnoun

housing that someone is living in;

‘he built a modest dwelling near the pond’; ‘they raise money to provide homes for the homeless’;

Housenoun

(metaphorical) a place of rest or repose.

Habitationnoun

the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men);

‘he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony’;

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Housenoun

A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.

‘I was a member of Spenser house when I was at school.’;

Housenoun

An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection.

Housenoun

(astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.

Housenoun

(cartomancy) The fourth Lenormand card.

Housenoun

A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.

Housenoun

(curling) The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice.

Housenoun

Lotto; bingo.

Housenoun

(uncountable) A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.

‘As the babysitter, Emma always acted as the mother whenever the kids demanded to play house.’;

Housenoun

A small stand of trees in a swamp.

Housenoun

(music genre) House music.

Houseverb

(transitive) To keep within a structure or container.

‘The car is housed in the garage.’;

Houseverb

(transitive) To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.

Houseverb

To take shelter or lodging; to abide; to lodge.

Houseverb

To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.

Houseverb

(transitive) To contain or cover mechanical parts.

Houseverb

(obsolete) To drive to a shelter.

Houseverb

(obsolete) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.

Houseverb

(nautical) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe.

‘to house the upper spars’;

Housenoun

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.’; ‘Bees with smoke and doves with noisome stenchAre from their hives and houses driven away.’;

Housenoun

Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.

Housenoun

Those who dwell in the same house; a household.

‘One that feared God with all his house.’;

Housenoun

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.’;

Housenoun

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.

Housenoun

A firm, or commercial establishment.

Housenoun

A public house; an inn; a hotel.

Housenoun

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.

Housenoun

A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.

Housenoun

An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.

Housenoun

The body, as the habitation of the soul.

‘This mortal house I'll ruin,Do Cæsar what he can.’;

Housenoun

The grave.

Houseverb

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.’; ‘House your choicest carnations, or rather set them under a penthouse.’;

Houseverb

To drive to a shelter.

Houseverb

To admit to residence; to harbor.

‘Palladius wished him to house all the Helots.’;

Houseverb

To deposit and cover, as in the grave.

Houseverb

To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.

Houseverb

To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.

‘You shall not house with me.’;

Houseverb

To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.

Housenoun

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’;

Housenoun

an official assembly having legislative powers;

‘the legislature has two houses’;

Housenoun

a building in which something is sheltered or located;

‘they had a large carriage house’;

Housenoun

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’;

Housenoun

a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented;

‘the house was full’;

Housenoun

members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments;

‘he worked for a brokerage house’;

Housenoun

aristocratic family line;

‘the House of York’;

Housenoun

the members of a religious community living together

Housenoun

the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema;

‘the house applauded’; ‘he counted the house’;

Housenoun

play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults;

‘the children were playing house’;

Housenoun

(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Housenoun

the management of a gambling house or casino;

‘the house gets a percentage of every bet’;

Houseverb

contain or cover;

‘This box houses the gears’;

Houseverb

provide housing for;

‘The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town’;

Housenoun

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

‘house prices’; ‘a house of Cotswold stone’;

Housenoun

the people living in a house; a household

‘make yourself scarce before you wake the whole house’;

Housenoun

a noble, royal, or wealthy family or lineage; a dynasty

‘the power and prestige of the House of Stewart’;

Housenoun

a dwelling that is one of several in a building.

Housenoun

a building in which animals live or in which things are kept

‘a hen house’;

Housenoun

a building in which people meet for a particular activity

‘a house of prayer’;

Housenoun

a firm or institution

‘a publishing house’;

Housenoun

the Stock Exchange.

Housenoun

a restaurant or inn

‘help yourself to a drink, compliments of the house!’; ‘a carafe of house wine’;

Housenoun

a brothel.

Housenoun

a theatre

‘a hundred musicians performed in front of a full house’;

Housenoun

a performance in a theatre or cinema

‘tickets for the first house’;

Housenoun

a religious community that occupies a particular building

‘the Cistercian house at Clairvaux’;

Housenoun

a residential building for pupils at a boarding school

‘a house of 45 boarders’; ‘a house prefect’;

Housenoun

each of a number of groups into which pupils at a day school are divided for games or competition.

Housenoun

a college of a university.

Housenoun

a legislative or deliberative assembly

‘the sixty-member National Council, the country's upper house’;

Housenoun

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

‘the government commanded an overall majority in the House’;

Housenoun

used in formal debates that mimic the procedures of a legislative assembly

‘a debate on the motion ‘This house would legalize cannabis’’;

Housenoun

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

‘DJs specializing in techno, garage, and house’;

Housenoun

a twelfth division of the celestial sphere, based on the positions of the ascendant and midheaven at a given time and place, and determined by any of a number of methods.

Housenoun

a twelfth division of the celestial sphere represented as a sector on an astrological chart, used in allocating elements of character and circumstance to different spheres of human life.

Housenoun

old-fashioned term for bingo

Housenoun

used by a bingo player to announce that they have won.

Houseadjective

(of an animal or plant) kept in, frequenting, or infesting buildings.

Houseadjective

relating to a firm, institution, or society

‘a house journal’;

Houseadjective

(of a band or group) resident or regularly performing in a club or other venue

‘the house band’;

Houseverb

provide with shelter or accommodation

‘they converted a disused cinema to house twelve employees’;

Houseverb

provide space for; contain or accommodate

‘the museum houses a collection of Roman sculpture’;

Houseverb

fix (something) in a socket or mortise.

House

A house is a single-unit residential building, which may range in complexity from a rudimentary hut to a complex structure of wood, masonry, concrete or other material, outfitted with plumbing, electrical, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Houses use a range of different roofing systems to keep precipitation such as rain from getting into the dwelling space.

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