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house

noun [C]
 
 
/haʊs/ ( 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. →  See also in-house adjective , out of house
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.
→  See also accepting house , brokerage , clearing house , Companies House , discount house , finance house , front of house , fulfilment house , issuing house , securities house
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