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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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