Synonyms for house


Grammar : Noun
Spell : noun, adjective hous; verb houz
Phonetic Transcription : noun, adjective haʊs; verb haʊz

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Définition of house

Origin :
  • Old English hus "dwelling, shelter, house," from Proto-Germanic *husan (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian hus, Dutch huis, German Haus), of unknown origin, perhaps connected to the root of hide (v.) [OED]. In Gothic only in gudhus "temple," literally "god-house;" the usual word for "house" in Gothic being razn.
  • Meaning "family, including ancestors and descendants, especially if noble" is from c.1000. The legislative sense (1540s) is transferred from the building in which the body meets. Meaning "audience in a theater" is from 1660s (transferred from the theater itself, cf. playhouse); as a dance club DJ music style, probably from the Warehouse, a Chicago nightclub where the style is said to have originated. Zodiac sense is first attested late 14c. To play house is from 1871; as suggestive of "have sex, shack up," 1968. House arrest first attested 1936. On the house "free" is from 1889.
  • And the Prophet Isaiah the sonne of Amos came to him, and saide vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not liue. [2 Kings xx:1, version of 1611]
  • noun human habitat
  • noun family, ancestry
  • noun business establishment
  • noun government body, sometimes elected, responsible for laws
Example sentences :
  • Why, at that fellow's house he gives you that claret wine as warm as soup.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "I have heard that she remains at the house where Phidias died," rejoined Plato.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Her house is the only one in all Greece where women are allowed to be present at entertainments.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The boys possessed two uncles, one on each side of the house.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Well, he don't appear to be here; I'll go round to the back part of the house.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • That evening, the lawyer called at the house of the superintendent.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But the house and the town grated harshly now upon the young man.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then for the summer we'll go to Newport, and when we come back from there we'll take a house.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He drove first to the Milbrey house, on the chance that she might be at home.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • At any rate, if the lady of the house objected to it, it could return with Mistress Randall.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge

Antonyms for house

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