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Meaning of "house" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HOUSE

Old English hūs; related to Old High German hūs, Gothic gudhūs temple, Old Norse hūs house.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HOUSE

house  [haʊs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOUSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
House is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb house in English.

WHAT DOES HOUSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

house

House

A house is a building that functions as a home for humans or other creatures, including simple dwellings ranging from rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes and complex structures composed of many systems. The social unit that lives in a house is known as a household. Most commonly, a household is a family unit of some kind, although households may also be other social groups or individuals.

Definition of house in the English dictionary

The first definition of house in the dictionary is a building used as a home; dwelling. Other definition of house is the people present in a house, esp its usual occupants. House is also a building used for some specific purpose.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HOUSE

PRESENT

Present
I house
you house
he/she/it houses
we house
you house
they house
Present continuous
I am housing
you are housing
he/she/it is housing
we are housing
you are housing
they are housing
Present perfect
I have housed
you have housed
he/she/it has housed
we have housed
you have housed
they have housed
Present perfect continuous
I have been housing
you have been housing
he/she/it has been housing
we have been housing
you have been housing
they have been housing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I housed
you housed
he/she/it housed
we housed
you housed
they housed
Past continuous
I was housing
you were housing
he/she/it was housing
we were housing
you were housing
they were housing
Past perfect
I had housed
you had housed
he/she/it had housed
we had housed
you had housed
they had housed
Past perfect continuous
I had been housing
you had been housing
he/she/it had been housing
we had been housing
you had been housing
they had been housing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will house
you will house
he/she/it will house
we will house
you will house
they will house
Future continuous
I will be housing
you will be housing
he/she/it will be housing
we will be housing
you will be housing
they will be housing
Future perfect
I will have housed
you will have housed
he/she/it will have housed
we will have housed
you will have housed
they will have housed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been housing
you will have been housing
he/she/it will have been housing
we will have been housing
you will have been housing
they will have been housing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would house
you would house
he/she/it would house
we would house
you would house
they would house
Conditional continuous
I would be housing
you would be housing
he/she/it would be housing
we would be housing
you would be housing
they would be housing
Conditional perfect
I would have house
you would have house
he/she/it would have house
we would have house
you would have house
they would have house
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been housing
you would have been housing
he/she/it would have been housing
we would have been housing
you would have been housing
they would have been housing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you house
we let´s house
you house
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to house
Past participle
housed
Present Participle
housing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOUSE


Bauhaus
ˈbaʊˌhaʊs
clubhouse
ˈklʌbˌhaʊs
courthouse
ˈkɔːtˌhaʊs
dollhouse
ˈdɒlˌhaʊs
farmhouse
ˈfɑːmˌhaʊs
greenhouse
ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs
guesthouse
ˈɡɛstˌhaʊs
house-to-house
ˌhaʊstəˈhaʊs
Klaus
klaʊs
lighthouse
ˈlaɪtˌhaʊs
mouse
maʊs
nous
naʊs
penthouse
ˈpɛntˌhaʊs
playhouse
ˈpleɪˌhaʊs
powerhouse
ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs
spouse
spaʊs
steakhouse
ˈsteɪkˌhaʊs
Strauss
straʊs
warehouse
ˈwɛəˌhaʊs
Winehouse
waɪnˌhaʊs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOUSE

hourplate
hours
house agent
house and home
house arrest
house call
house church
house doctor
house factor
house finch
house group
house guest
house hunter
house journal
house league
house lights
house manager
house martin
house moth
house mouse

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOUSE

beach house
blouse
coffee house
detached house
Father of the House
full house
in-house
lady of the house
Mickey Mouse
Mulhouse
on the house
open house
opera house
steak house
the House
the Mansion House
the White House
Toulouse
town house
White House

Synonyms and antonyms of house in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOUSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «house» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of house

Translation of «house» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOUSE

Find out the translation of house to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of house from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «house» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

房屋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

casa
570 millions of speakers

English

house
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَيْتٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

casa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গৃহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

maison
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

rumah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Haus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주택
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Omah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngôi nhà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீட்டில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ev
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

casa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dom
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

будинок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

casă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπίτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

huis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of house

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOUSE»

The term «house» is very widely used and occupies the 121 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of house
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOUSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «house» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «house» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about house

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «HOUSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word house.
1
Laz Alonso
I love HGTV. I love working on my house and have really been bit by the 'luxury remodeling' bug. 'Million Dollar Rooms,' 'Million Dollar Listing'... any show that can give me design inspiration, I soak it in and try my hand at it. Home Depot is my second home!
2
Abu Bakr
He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise.
3
George Benson
One of the first things electric I ever saw was a guitar. I was living in a house with no electricity until, at 7, we moved to a house that had it. It had electric lights, but the previous owners had even taken the light bulbs with them when they moved.
4
W. E. B. Du Bois
Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.
5
Allen Boyd
As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order.
6
Israel Broussard
Paris Hilton's house was pretty exciting.
7
Robinson Cano
I have gone above and beyond to care for my child, including an agreed upon monthly stipend, a house, a car, insurance, school and other essentials for the baby and his mother as well as many other things, including toys and clothing.
8
Chris Carter
I've got funny things. David Duchovny had to have a cast made of his face to do an old person's make-up, and I've got that cast of his face in my house. I've got something from the pilot, the original implant that was in Billy Miles' head. I've got a sign from 'The Erlenmeyer Flask.' But my house isn't a museum to 'The X-Files!'
9
Kim Coates
I barely leave my cage, my house.
10
Alice Cooper
From the moment I leave my house or my hotel room, the public owns me. The public made Alice Cooper and I can't imagine ever turning my back on my fans.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOUSE»

Discover the use of house in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to house and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Little House on the Prairie
They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1994
2
21: Bringing Down the House - Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story ...
Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars.
Ben Mezrich, 2008
3
The Kitchen House: A Novel
In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.
Kathleen Grissom, 2010
4
The Little House
Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it.
Virginia Lee Burton, 2009
5
Inside the White House
Using interviews with Secret Service agents, aides, servants, and others, the author offers a backstage look at the inner workings of the White House
Ronald Kessler, 1996
6
House
A debut graphic novel by the creator of the Happy series follows the experiences of a young man who explores an abandoned house at the side of two teenage girls and encounters life-threatening challenges, from an enormous sinkhole to ...
Josh Simmons, 2007
7
House
In rural Alabama, two couples find themselves in a fight for survival. Running from a maniac bent on killing them, they flee to an old house that's been empty for years or so they think.
Frank E. Peretti, Ted Dekker, 2008
8
House
Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.
Tracy Kidder, 1999
9
Canal House Cooks Every Day
This magnificent compilation celebrates the everyday practice of simple cooking and the enjoyment of eating, two of the greatest pleasures in life.
Melissa Hamilton, Christopher Hirsheimer, 2012
10
About the House: Lévi-Strauss and Beyond
Inspired by Lévi-Strauss' suggestion that the multi-functional noble houses of Medieval Europe were simply the best-known examples of a widespread social institution, the contributors to this collection analyze "house" systems in Southeast ...
Janet Carsten, Stephen Hugh-Jones, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOUSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term house is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Designers create the 'impossible' zero-carbon house - BBC News
Designers at Cardiff University say they have constructed the sort of house George Osborne once described as impossible. The chancellor ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Oxfordshire's Fayland House named number one by The … - Daily Mail
Is this REALLY the best house in the world? It looks like a wartime bunker but this three-bed Oxfordshire home has been named number one by ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
The Ranch House, Reinvented - WSJ
Homeowners and architects are reinventing the low-slung ranch house with high ceilings, wide-open spaces and luxury amenities, all on a ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Stockton-on-Tees house that hasn't been redecorated since the …
The four-bed Stockton-on-Tees house hasn't been updated since 1952 has gone on the market and it's like taking a step back in time. «Metro, Jul 15»
5
Stokes Valley retiree saves neighbour's house with a garden hose …
Carl Tupangaia talks about a fire at a house known as Ludlam's Haunt, where his neighbours host community halloween parties. «The Dominion Post, Jul 15»
6
Wylie buys historic Brown house to keep it open to the public …
Carmen Powlen, manager of recreation for the city of Wylie, walks downstairs inside The Birmingham House. The house was renovated in ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
7
House GOP leaders order investigation into Planned Parenthood …
His comments, which come after similar remarks by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), are certain to inflame the already-heated ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
8
Woman, two children killed in Midtown house fire - WREG.com
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A University of Memphis student and her two young nieces were killed in a house fire late last night in Midtown. «wreg.com, Jul 15»
9
Step back in time for tea at historic Victorian house - Times Colonist
The garden party is one of the activities taking place throughout the year to commemorate the historic house's 150th anniversary. The party ... «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
10
Son Buys Angry Grandpa New House Video : People.com
YouTube Star 'Angry Grandpa' Breaks Down When Son Surprises Him with a House (VIDEO). 0SHARES. Reprint. 1 Comment subscribe now ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»

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