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Translation of "house" - English-French dictionary

house

noun /haus/ ( plural houses /ˈhauziz/)
a building in which people, especially a single family, live maison 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 maison a hen house a public house.
a theatre, or the audience in a theatre salle There was a full house for the first night of the play.
a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants maison the house of Tudor.
housing /-ziŋ/ noun
houses logement These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
the hard cover round a machine etc. boîtier
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. bateau-maison
housebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal. cambrioleur/-euse
housebreaking noun
cambriolage
housefly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world. mouche (commune)
household noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants maison(née) 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. gouvernante
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. interne
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. ménagère
housework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy ménage 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.
(Definition of house from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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