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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
(Definition of house noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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