/haʊs/ noun (plural houses /ˈhaʊzɪz/)
BUILDING [C] › a building where people live, usually one family or group: a three-bedroomed house We went to my aunt's house for dinner. PEOPLE [no plural] › the people who live in a house: The baby's screaming woke the whole house up. PLACE FOR ACTIVITY [C] › the place where a particular business or activity happens: an opera house a publishing house
the House › a group of people which makes a country's laws, or the place where they meet: the House of Commons/Representatives The House voted on the proposals.
THEATRE [C] › the people watching a performance or the area where they sit: [usually singular] The actors played to a full house. → See also boarding house → See also full house → See also row house → See also terraced house → See also the White House