German translation of “house”
house 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 › houses
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.
der Lasten-, Mietzuschuß (Wohngeld)
house agent (American real-estate agent) › a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest › a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house
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.
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housefly noun › the common fly, found throughout the world.
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.
household word › something which is well-known to everyone
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.
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.
The puppy has not yet been housetrained. house-warming noun › a party given after moving into a new house.
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
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.