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"open house" in British English

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open housenoun

uk   us  
[C] mainly US (UK usually open day) a ​day when an ​organization such as a ​school, ​college, or ​factoryallowsmembers of the ​public to go in and ​see what ​happens there [C] a ​time when a ​house or ​apartment that is being ​sold can be ​looked at by the ​public [U or S] UK a ​situation in which ​peoplewelcomevisitors at any ​time: We keepopenhouse, so come and ​see us any ​time.
(Definition of open house from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"open house" in American English

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open housenoun

 us   /ˈoʊ·pən ˈhɑus/
  • open house noun (PARTY)

[C usually sing] a ​party at which visitors are ​welcome in ​yourhome: We’re having an open house on ​Sunday.
  • open house noun (HOUSE FOR SALE)

[C usually sing] a ​time when a house or ​apartment that is being ​sold or is ​available for ​rent can be ​looked at by the ​public
  • open house noun (PUBLIC EVENT)

[C] an ​occasion when an ​organization such as a ​school or ​collegeallowsmembers of the ​public in to ​see what ​happens there
(Definition of open house from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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