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housenoun [C]

us   /hɑʊs/ plural houses /ˈhɑʊ·zəz, -səz/
  • house noun [C] (HOME)

a building in which people, usually one family, live: to buy/rent a house a brick/clapboard house my/your/grandma’s house
A house can also be a building where animals are kept: a dog house
A house (also also household) can also be all the people living in a house: Try not to wake the whole house when you come in!
  • house noun [C] (BUSINESS)

A house can also be a building or part of a building which is used by an organization: the Metropolitan Opera House
  • house noun [C] (POLITICS)

an organization that makes laws, or its meeting place
infml The House is the US house of representatives.
  • house noun [C] (THEATER)

the seats in a theater, or the people watching a performance: The opera played to a full/empty house.

houseverb [T]

us   /hɑʊz/
to give a person a place to live: Homeless families have been housed in motels. The building houses the library (= gives it space).
(Definition of house from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"house" in British English

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housenoun

uk   /haʊs/ 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 (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 place
the House
[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)

houseverb [T]

uk   /haʊz/ 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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(Definition of house from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"house" in Business English

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housenoun [C]

uk   /haʊs/ us   plural houses /ˈhaʊzɪz/
COMMERCE a company that is involved in a particular type of business: a fashion/banking/publishing house
House
abbreviation Ho used in the names of office or company buildings: The conference proceeded at the Cannon House Office Building.
COMMERCE a restaurant or café: a coffee/tea house
in house
WORKPLACE used to describe work that is done by a company's paid employees: He'll keep the work in house, and get it done more cost-effectively than by using a sub-contractor.
on the house
used to describe something, usually a meal or a drink, that is free: The manager sent over a tray of drinks on the house.
(Definition of house from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “house”
in Korean 집…
in Arabic بَيْت…
in Malaysian diletakkan…
in French placer…
in Russian дом, домочадцы, здание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 家, 房屋,住宅, 住在一間房子裡的人…
in Italian casa…
in Turkish ev, ev halkı, iş/faaliyet yapılan yer…
in Polish dom, budynek, widownia…
in Spanish guardar…
in Vietnamese ở, trú…
in Portuguese casa…
in Thai เก็บ…
in German verstauen…
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…
in Indonesian menyimpan…
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