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Dictionary definition for: House

1. (v) contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"

2. (n) 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"

3. (v) provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

4. (n) an official assembly having legislative powers; "the legislature has two houses"

5. (n) a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"

6. (n) 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"

7. (n) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"

8. (n) members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

9. (n) aristocratic family line; "the House of York"

10. (n) the members of a religious community living together

11. (n) the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded" "he counted the house"

12. (n) play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house"

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

14. (n) the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet"

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