- noun a building where a person lives
- verb to contain or provide space for something
- verb to put a device in a case
- noun a structure where animals or machinery are kept
- verb to keep livestock in a building
- noun the building in which someone lives
- noun the London stock Exchange
- noun one of the two parts of the British Parliament (the House of Commons and the House of Lords)
- noun a style of dance music first developed by adding electronic beats to disco records, and later characterized by the addition of repetitive vocals, extracts from other recordings, or synthesized sounds
- noun a media organisation
- noun one of the two chambers of a legislature, usually the lower chamber
- noun one of the two chambers of the United States Congress
- noun a company, especially a publishing company
- noun a type of disco music typically played in amateur or impromptu club sessions in the late 1980s. House music is electronically enhanced versions of black and European dance records, growing out of the rap and ‘scratch’ embellishments of 1970s disco. The word house itself refers to the warehouse club in Chicago where this form of music was pioneered.
- (1) A theater, but more especially the auditorium and other front of house areas. To bring the house down is to cause rapturous applause or uproarious laughter in the theater.
(2) By extension, the audience (as in the phrase a good house or full house).
- noun a building in which people live
- noun a company or business
- noun a restaurant, hotel, bar or club
- verb to provide a place for somebody or something to stay or be kept
- an estate that produces Champagne
Origin & History of “house”
The ultimate origins of house are uncertain. The furthest it can be positively traced into the past is to a prehistoric Germanic *khūsam, which also produced German haus, Dutch huus (probably a close relative of English husk), and Swedish hus (descendant of Old Norse hús, which provided the hus- of English husband). beyond that, all is speculation: some have argued, for instance, that *khūsam came from an Indo-European *keudh- ‘cover, hide’, source also of English hide, hoard, and hut.