Meaning of “the White House” in the English Dictionary

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"the White House" in British English

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the White Housenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈwaɪt ˌhaʊs/ us /ˈwaɪt ˌhaʊs/

the official Washington home of the US president:

We visited the White House.

the American president and his or her administration:

The White House is set to announce health-care reforms.

More examples

  • White House officials are refusing to comment.
  • This is another scandal for the White House.
  • There will be anxiety within the White House.

(Definition of “the White House” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"White House" in American English

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White Housenoun [ U ]

/ˈhwɑɪt ˌhɑʊs, ˈwɑɪt/

the official home and offices of the president of the US:

The White House has scheduled a news conference.

(Definition of “White House” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)