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house

noun uk   us   /haʊs/ (plural houses uk   /ˈhaʊzɪz/ us   )

house noun (HOME)

A1 [C] a building that people, usually one family, live in: a detached/semi-detached house to buy/rent a house house prices She lives in a little house in (US on) Cross Street. [C usually singular] all the people living in a house: Try not to wake the whole house when you come in! [C] a building where animals are kept: the monkey/lion house at the zoo a hen house
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house noun (PUBLIC BUILDING)

[C] a building or part of a building that is used for a special purpose: the Sydney Opera House Broadcasting House

house noun (BUSINESS)

a company that is involved in a particular area of business: a publishing house a fashion houseUK a curry house (= a South Asian restaurant)

house noun (MUSIC)

[U] (also house music) popular dance music with a fast regular beat, usually produced on electronic equipment: House music first appeared in the late 1980s.

house noun (SCHOOL GROUP)

[C] UK any of a small number of groups that the children in a school are put in for sports and other competitions: an inter-house hockey match

house noun (FAMILY)

[C] UK an important family, especially a royal one: The British Royal Family belong to the House of Windsor.

house noun (POLITICS)

[C] an organization that makes laws, or its meeting placethe House the members of the organization that makes laws: The House began debating the proposal at 3 p.m. [S] the group of people who suggest a subject for a debate : The motion for tonight's debate is, "This house believes that capital punishment should be abolished."

house noun (PEOPLE AT THEATRE)

house

verb [T] uk   us   /haʊz/
C2 to give a person or animal a place to live, or to provide space for something: It will be difficult to house all the refugees. The museum houses the biggest collection of antique toys in Europe.
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Translations of “house”
in Arabic بَيْت…
in Korean 집…
in Malaysian diletakkan…
in French placer…
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 Vietnamese ở, trú…
in Spanish guardar…
in Portuguese casa…
in Thai เก็บ…
in German verstauen…
in Catalan casa…
in Japanese 家, 住宅…
in Indonesian menyimpan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家, 房屋,住宅, 住在一所房子里的人…
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