Definition and Meaning of HOUSE
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house means :
- A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.
- Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
- Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
- A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an illustrious race; as, the house of Austria; the house of Hanover; the house of Israel.
- One of the estates of a kingdom or other government assembled in parliament or legislature; a body of men united in a legislative capacity; as, the House of Lords; the House of Commons; the House of Representatives; also, a quorum of such a body. See Congress, and Parliament.
- A firm, or commercial establishment.
- A public house; an inn; a hotel.
- A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.
- An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
- The body, as the habitation of the soul.
- The grave.
- To drive to a shelter.
- To admit to residence; to harbor.
- To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
- To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.
- To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
- To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.
Source: All the definitions provided here are from WordNet 3.0 by Princeton University
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