Translation of "house" - English-French dictionary


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.

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