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Usage statistics for the noun house:

spoken English48.06%written English51.94% conversational speech56.44%task-oriented speech43.56% imaginative writing60.64%informational writing39.36%
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Fun fact! The plural of "mouse" is "mice", but the plural of "house" is "houses", not "hice".

House is sometimes a misspelling of horse.

The word house is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun house

What does house mean as a name of something?

House is one of the top 50 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: houses

  1. a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
  2. the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
  3. the members of a religious community living together
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: community = a group of people living in a particular local area
  4. the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
    • examples: the house applauded | he counted the house
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: audience = a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
    • part: claque = a group of followers hired to applaud at a performance
  5. an official assembly having legislative powers
  6. aristocratic family line
  7. play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults
    • example: the children were playing house
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: child's play / play = activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
  8. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  9. the management of a gambling house or casino
    • example: the house gets a percentage of every bet
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: management = those in charge of running a business
  10. a social unit living together
    • example: I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of house: family / home / household / menage
    • more generic terms: social unit / unit = an organization regarded as part of a larger social group
    • more specific terms:
  11. a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
  12. a building in which something is sheltered or located

Alternative definition of the noun house


  1. A structure serving as an abode of human beings.
  2. The mode of living as if in a house.
  3. The usual place to find an object or an animal.
  4. A structure to protect or store something or someone.
  5. A protective structure on the deck of a ship.
  6. A theatre building, or the audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.
  7. [politics] A deliberative assembly forming a component of a legislature, or, more rarely, the room or building in which such an assembly normally meets.
  8. [senseid, en, establishment] An establishment, whether actual, as a pub, or virtual, as a website.
  9. [business] A company or organisation.
  10. A dynasty, a familial descendance, for example, a royal House.
  11. [astrology] One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.
  12. A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.
  13. House music.
  14. [curling] The three concentric circles where points are scored on the ice
  15. An early or alternative name for the game bingo.
  16. [British] A complete set of numbers in bingo.
  17. [uncountable, US] An aggregate of characteristics of a house.
  18. [rft-sense, proper noun?, lang=en] [uncountable] A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.

Specialised definition of the noun house

Glossary of sports / curling

the target, a set of three concentric rings on the ice with the tee in the centre. The house is 3.66m/12ft in diameter. Stones must sit within the house to score (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the scoring area, which is marked by a circle, 12 feet in diameter, that contains three smaller concentric circles

Definition of the verb house

What does house mean as a doing word?

House is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: housed | housing | houses

  1. contain or cover
    • example: This box houses the gears
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: accommodate / admit / hold = have room for
  2. provide housing for


  1. House is a village in Quay County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 72 at the 2000 census. The town has been rapidly losing population.
  2. House is an unincorporated community in Pitt County, North Carolina, north of Greenville, North Carolina. It lies at an elevation of 30 feet.

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Who is House?

House a.k.a. Alex House is a Canadian actor.


House a.k.a. aquadelfin is a musical group.


House a.k.a. Dr. Gregory House, M.D. — typically referred to simply as House — is the title character of the American medical drama House. Portrayed by English actor Hugh Laurie, he leads a team of diagnosticians as the Head of Diagnostic Medicine at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey based on Yale-New Haven Hospital.


  1. House a.k.a. House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized circa 1984 in Chicago, but, beginning in 1985, it fanned out to other major cities across North and South America, as well as Europe and later Australia. Early house music commercial success in Europe saw songs such as "Pump Up The Volume" by MARRS, "House Nation" by House Master Boyz and the Rude Boy of House, "Theme from S'Express" by S'Express and "Doctorin' the House" by Coldcut in the pop charts. Since the early to mid-1990s, house music has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide.
  2. "House" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "House" is a musical album of Young Buffalo.
    • released on
  4. "House" is a musical single of Patrick Wolf.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  5. "House" is the third single from Patrick Wolf's fifth studio album, Lupercalia. Written and produced by Wolf, it has been released as a digital download and will also be released as a 7" vinyl.
  6. "House" is a musical album of Mist.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  7. "House" is a musical EP of Christopher Just.
  8. "House" is a musical single of Kindness.
    • released in
  9. "House" is a musical EP of A Giant Dog.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  10. "House" is a musical album of Hi-Posi.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  11. "House" is a musical album of Le Concorde.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  12. "House" is a musical single of Sahlene.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  13. "House" is a musical single of Amanda Mair.


  1. "House" is a 2006 horror novel co-authored by Christian writers Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker. It loosely ties in with Dekker's Books of History Chronicles via the Paradise books.
    • also known as "House (Center Point Large Print Platinum Mystery Series)"
    • language: English Language
    • authors: Frank E. Peretti & Ted Dekker
    • genres: Horror, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
    • subject: Suspense
    • released in (10 years ago)
  2. "House" is a book by Michael Ruhlman.
    • also known as "House: A Memoir"
    • genres: Autobiography, Biography
    • subjects: Ohio, Architecture, Construction
  3. "House" is a book by Tracy Kidder.
    • subjects: Construction, Technology


  1. "House" is a 2008 horror film directed by Robby Henson, starring Reynaldo Rosales, Heidi Dippold and Michael Madsen. It is based on the novel of the same name by Frank E. Peretti and Ted Dekker. It covers the events that take place one night in an old, rustic inn in Alabama, where four guests and three owners find themselves locked in by a homicidical maniac. The maniac claims to have killed God and threatens to murder all seven of them, unless they produce the dead body of one of them by dawn.
  2. "House" a.k.a. "Home" is a 2011 Russian drama film directed by Oleg Pogodin.
  3. "House" is a 1977 Japanese horror film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. The film stars mostly amateur actors with only Kimiko Ikegami and Yōko Minamida having any notable previous acting experience. The film is about a schoolgirl traveling with her six classmates to her ailing aunt's country home, where they come face to face with supernatural events as the girls are, one by one, devoured by the home.
  4. "House" is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House III: The Horror Show and House IV.
  5. "House" a.k.a. "Dom" is a 1958 Polish short film directed by Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Lenica. The short combines live action with various animation techniques, such as stop motion, cut-out animation and pixilation.
    • read more about Dom
  6. "House" a.k.a. "Boat" is a 2009 film directed by Kim Young-nam and starring Ha Jung-woo and Satoshi Tsumabuki in the lead roles. It is a South Korean-Japanese co-production. The film charts the experiences and cross cultural friendship of a couple of smugglers.
    • read more about Boat
  7. "House" a.k.a. "House!" is a 2000 British comedy film written by Eric Styles and Jason Sutton and directed by Julian Kemp. The film stars Kelly MacDonald, Freddie Jones, Miriam Margolyes and Jason Hughes.
  8. "House" is a 2011 short, animated, drama film written and directed by Ahmad Saleh.
  9. "House" is a 2005 film written and directed by Ben Rivers.
  10. "House": Fresh out of group therapy, with a compulsion to tell his story to strangers, Victor posts flyers on the streets of his town and attracts a motley audience, none of whom know why they are there. Stars Ben Cardinal, Patricia Collins.
  11. "House" is an experimental film directed by Doug Aitken.


"House" was a temporary public sculpture by British artist Rachel Whiteread, completed in East London on 25 October 1993 and demolished eleven weeks later on 11 January 1994. The work won Whiteread the Turner Prize for best young British artist that year. She also received the K Foundation art award for worst British artist in 1994.


  1. House: Most horoscopic traditions of astrology systems divide the horoscope into a number of houses whose positions depend on time and location rather than on date. In Hindu astrological tradition these are known as Bhāvas. The houses of the horoscope represent different fields of experience wherein the energies of the signs and planets operate - described in terms of physical surroundings as well as personal life experiences.
  2. House, also referred to as "playing house" or "play grown up", is a traditional game, a form of make believe where children or adults take on the roles of a nuclear family, which typically consists of a father, mother, a child/children, a baby, and a cat/dog.
    • also known as 过家家
  3. House a.k.a. House - Season 7: House entered a seventh season on September 20, 2010. Dr. House and Cuddy attempt to make a real relationship work and face the question as to whether their new relationship will affect their ability to diagnose patients. The new season features a new opening title sequence. This is the first change in the opening sequence since the show began; Jennifer Morrison's name has been removed from the credits, while Peter Jacobson's and Olivia Wilde's have been added to it, with new background images also inserted into the traditional title sequence.
  4. House is an experimental open source operating system written in Haskell. It was written to explore system programming in a functional programming language.
  5. House a.k.a. My Too Perfect Sons is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Son Hyun-joo, Lee Pil-mo, Han Sang-jin, Ji Chang-wook, Park Sun-young, Yoo Sun, Yoo Ha-na, Kang Eun-bi, Byun Hee-bong, Baek Il-seob, Yoon Mi-ra, Kim Yong-gun, Kim Hye-ok, Jo Jin-woong and Choi Ji-na. It aired on KBS2 from April 11 to October 11, 2009 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 54 episodes.
  6. House is a feed item.
  7. House is a 1998 theater production of the play by Richard Maxwell.
    • award: - Obie Award for Special Citations, received by Richard Maxwell

Phrases with House

Phrases starting with the word House:

  1. house cat
  2. house fly
  3. House Rat
  4. House-Sit

Phrases ending with the word House:

  1. In House
  2. to house
  3. us house
  4. Art House
  5. Art-House
  6. bee house
  7. Big House
  8. Car-House
  9. Cat House
  10. dog house
  11. Eco-House
  12. Fun House
  13. nut house
  14. Pot-House
  15. row house
  16. sod house

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for House

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Google previewAn Accented Cinema (2001)

Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking by Hamid Naficy

House For the exiles, the house is a site of both deep harmony and hatred.

Google previewTao Song and Tao Dance (2011)

Sacred Sound, Movement, and Power from the Source for Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Transformation of All Life by Zhi Gang Sha

The fourth Soul House is a fistsized space located at the center of the body in the chest behind the sternum. The fourth Soul House is very significant. This Soul House is the key for empowering, healing, and rejuvenating the Fire element, ...

Google previewMaterial Precedent (2010)

by G. P. Borden

The Gamble House is a highly considered and tectonically articulated wood building sitting on a brick plinth. Consisting of diverse overlapping and interlocking rectangular figures, the house is an aggregation of its rooms; the Middleton Inn is ...

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

The Mosher House is a less ambitious, yet handsome, rendition of Prairie style architecture.

The New York Central Freight House is an industrial structure of brick construction consisting of a two-story section measuring approximately forty ...

Google preview100 Top Houses from Down Under (2005)

by Robyn Beaver

The resulting house is a composition of simple geometric forms inserted into the hillside and held together by the strong horizontal roof plane. Solid cement sheet forms with punched glazed openings address the neighbouring sites.

Google previewVictorian Subjects (1991)

by Joseph Hillis Miller

forcing, adjusting, abbreviating, omitting, padding, inventing, falsifying, and whatever else is of the essence of interpreting Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals, III: 24 Bleak House is a document about the interpretation of documents.

Google previewStatutes of California (1907)

by California

For the purpose of this act certain words and neiinmon phrases are defined as follows : 1,1 1,llr*ses- A tenement house is any house or building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied or is occupied as the ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of House & Do-It-Yourself - House & Do-It-Yourself (2009)


Google previewThe Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names (1998)

by Stelman Smith, Judson Cornwall

= House of passage.

Google previewZondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (2011)

by John A. Beck

By extension, the term house is also used to describe a localized place on ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Spitzer Assistant Project Manager Base Multimedia Center McGuire AFB, New Jersey, USA Paul Strand George Eastman House Collection Rochester, New York, USA J.C. Strauss George Eastman House Collection Rochester, New York, ...

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Usage statistics about house

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun house:

spoken English48.06%written English51.94% conversational speech56.44%task-oriented speech43.56% imaginative writing60.64%informational writing39.36%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun house:


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Quotes about House

In every house
We members talk too much

So much talk in your house, too

But the talk
This time was about me

It was so excessive
The house had confused about everything

But remarkably
Your house remembers about me (Salema Khatun)
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Scrabble value of H4O1U1S1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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