Translation of "house" - English-French dictionary


nounhouse /haʊs/
countable a building where a family lives
maison feminine

Come over to my house.
Viens chez moi.

a three-bedroom house
une maison avec trois chambres
; see also apartment, flat
singular the people who live in a house
maison feminine , maisonnée feminine

When I got home, the whole house was asleep.
Quand je suis arrivé chez moi, toute la maison dormait.
countable a group of people who make a country's laws
Chambre feminine

the British Houses of Parliament
le Parlement britannique

the U.S. House of Representatives
la Chambre des communes
uncountable singular a restaurant, hotel, bar, or other place that serves food and drink
maison feminine

a steak house
un grill

a specialty of the house
une spécialité de la maison
on the house
given for free
offert/-erte par la maison

Your next drink is on the house.
Votre prochaine consommation est offerte par la maison.
countable the area in a theater where the audience sits
salle feminine

The show opened to a packed house.
Le spectacle s'est ouvert sur une salle comble.


verb transitivehouse /haʊz/
to provide a home

new apartments to house the poor
des appartements neufs pour loger les personnes pauvres
to act as storage

the file that houses data for the project
le dossier qui contient des données pour le projet

(Translation of “house” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /haus/ (plural houses /ˈhauziz/)

a building in which people, especially a single family, live

Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.

a place or building used for a particular purpose

a hen house
a public house.

a theatre, or the audience in a theatre

There was a full house for the first night of the play.

a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants

the house of Tudor.
housing /-ziŋ/ noun


These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.

the hard cover round a machine etc.

housing benefit noun

a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.

allocation logement
house agent (American real-estate agent)

a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.

agent/-ente immobilier/-ière
house arrest

a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house

assignation à résidence
He was kept under house arrest.
houseboat noun

a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.

housebreaker noun

a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.

housebreaking noun

housefly noun

the common fly, found throughout the world.

mouche (commune)
household noun

the people who live together in a house, including their servants

How many people are there in this household?
householder noun

the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.

propriétaire; locataire
household word

something which is well-known to everyone

connu de tous
His name is a household word throughout the country.
housekeeper noun

a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.

housekeeping noun

the management of a house.

tenu de maison
housekeeping duties.
houseman noun

a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.

housetrain verb

to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.

dresser à la propreté
The puppy has not yet been housetrained.
house-warming noun

a party given after moving into a new house.

pendaison de crémaillère
housewife noun (plural housewives)

a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.

housework noun

the work of keeping a house clean and tidy

My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire

very well

comme larrons en foire
The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.

very quickly

à toute allure
I’m getting through this job like a house on fire.


to store or keep somewhere

The electric generator is housed in the garage.

(Translation of “house” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)