Translation of "house" - English-German dictionary


noun /haus/ (plural houses /ˈhauziz/)

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

das Haus
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

das Haus
a hen house
a public house.

a theatre, or the audience in a theatre

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

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

das Geschlecht
the house of Tudor.
housing /-ziŋ/ noun


die Unterkunft
These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.

the hard cover round a machine etc.

das Gehäuse
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.

der Lasten-, Mietzuschuß (Wohngeld)
house agent (American real-estate agent)

a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.

der Häusermakler
house arrest

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

der Hausarrest
He was kept under house arrest.
houseboat noun

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

das Hausboot
housebreaker noun

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

der Einbrecher
housebreaking noun

der Einbruch
housefly noun

the common fly, found throughout the world.

die Stubenflieger
household noun

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

der Haushalt
How many people are there in this household?
householder noun

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

der Hausinhaber
household word

something which is well-known to everyone

das Alltagswort
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.

die Haushälterin
housekeeping noun

the management of a house.

die Haushaltung
housekeeping duties.
houseman noun

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

der Assistenzarzt
housetrain verb

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

die Stubenreinheit
The puppy has not yet been housetrained.
house-warming noun

a party given after moving into a new house.

die Einweihungsparty
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.

die Hausfrau
housework noun

the work of keeping a house clean and tidy

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

very well

The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.

very quickly

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

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