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house

noun [C]  /hɑʊs/ (plural houses  /ˈhɑʊ·zəz, -səz/) us  

house noun [C] (HOME)

a building in which people, usually one family, live: to buy/rent a house a brick/clapboard house my/your/grandma’s house A house can also be a building where animals are kept: a dog house A house (also (also household)) can also be all the people living in a house: Try not to wake the whole house when you come in!

house noun [C] (BUSINESS)

a business or organization: a publishing/fashion house A house can also be a building or part of a building which is used by an organization: the Metropolitan Opera House

house noun [C] (POLITICS)

an organization that makes laws, or its meeting place infml The House is the US house of representatives.

house noun [C] (THEATER)

the seats in a theater, or the people watching a performance: The opera played to a full/empty house.
(Definition of house noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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