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house

noun
 
 
/haʊs/ ( plural houses /ˈhaʊzɪz/)
BUILDING [C] A1 a building where people live, usually one family or group: a three-bedroomed house We went to my aunt's house for dinner.Houses and homes
PEOPLE [no plural] the people who live in a house: The baby's screaming woke the whole house up.Groups of peopleLiving or sleeping somewhere
PLACE FOR ACTIVITY [C] the place where a particular business or activity happens: an opera house a publishing housePlaces and locationsUnpleasant places
the House a group of people that makes a country's laws, or the place where they meet: the House of Commons/Representatives The House voted on the proposals.Government administration and organisation
THEATRE [C] the people watching a performance or the area where they sit: [usually singular] The actors played to a full house.Audiences and spectators
→  See also boarding house , full house , row house , terraced house , the White House , on the house
Translations of “house”
in Korean 집…
in Arabic بَيْت…
in French maison, salle…
in Turkish ev, ev halkı, iş/faaliyet yapılan yer…
in Italian casa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 家, 房屋,住宅, 住在一間房子裡的人…
in Russian дом, домочадцы, здание…
in Polish dom, budynek, widownia…
in Spanish casa, sala…
in Portuguese casa…
in German das Haus, das Geschlecht…
in Catalan casa…
in Japanese 家, 住宅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家, 房屋,住宅, 住在一所房子里的人…
(Definition of house noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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