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Definition 1: play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults - [noun denoting act]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the children were playing house

(house is a kind of ...) activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

"Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"

Definition 2: a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a house on Cape Cod
  • she felt she had to get out of the house

(house is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(house is a kind of ...) housing that someone is living in

"he built a modest dwelling near the pond" "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"

(... is a kind of house ) a house built on or near a beach

(... is a kind of house ) a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter

(... is a kind of house ) a house where rooms are rented

(... is a kind of house ) a small house

(... is a kind of house ) a large and imposing house

(... is a kind of house ) a one story house with a low pitched roof

(... is a kind of house ) the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)

"he refused to live in the governor's residence"

(... is a kind of house ) a house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls

(... is a kind of house ) a house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations

(... is a kind of house ) a type of house built in New England; has two stories in front and one behind

(... is a kind of house ) a house built of sod or adobe laid in horizontal courses

(... is a kind of house ) a house designed to use solar radiation for heating; usually has large areas of glass in front of heat-absorbing materials

(... is a kind of house ) one of many houses of similar design constructed together on a tract of land

(... is a kind of house ) detached or semidetached suburban house

(... is a kind of house ) the main house on a ranch or large estate

(... is a kind of house ) a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

(... is a kind of house ) a small house with a single story

(... is a kind of house ) a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area

(... is a kind of house ) a Swiss house with a sloping roof and wide eaves or a house built in this style

(... is a kind of house ) a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity

(... is a kind of house ) a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country

(... is a kind of house ) a house that stands alone

(... is a kind of house ) a house so small that it is likened to a child's plaything

(... is a kind of house ) a house with two units sharing a common wall

(... is a kind of house ) house for a farmer and family

(... is a kind of house ) a house built at a gateway; usually the gatekeeper's residence

(... is a kind of house ) a house separate from the main house; for housing guests

(house is a part of ...) a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

(house is a part of ...) floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

(house is a part of ...) a room used for reading and writing and studying

"he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"

(house is a part of ...) a room where books are kept

"they had brandy in the library"

Definition 3: a building in which something is sheltered or located - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had a large carriage house

(house is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is a kind of house ) a building containing public baths

(... is a kind of house ) a small house where smoke is used to cure meat or fish

(... is a kind of house ) a house where pumps (e.g. to irrigate) are installed and operated

(... is a kind of house ) a building containing an oast (a kiln for drying hops); usually has a conical or pyramidal roof

(... is a kind of house ) a small house (on a farm) where meat is stored

(... is a kind of house ) a house for storing ice

(... is a kind of house ) a building for indoor sports

(... is a kind of house ) a building that houses judicial courts

(... is a kind of house ) a house where weapons and supplies are hidden

"attacks on stash houses is the most frequently used method of counterterrorism"

Definition 4: a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house was full

Synonyms for house in the sense of this definition

(house is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is a kind of house ) a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage

(... is a kind of house ) a building where musical dramas are performed

(... is a kind of house ) a theater in which vaudeville is staged

(... is a kind of house ) a small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groups

(... is a kind of house ) television and video equipment designed to reproduce in the home the experience of being in a movie theater

(... is a kind of house ) a theater at which dinner is included in the price of admission

(... is a kind of house ) a theater where films are shown

(house is a part of ...) a room in which you can change clothes

(house is a part of ...) seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front

(house is a part of ...) a stage in a theater on which actors can perform

(house is a part of ...) room for passengers or spectators to stand

"there was standing room for thousands more people"

(house is a part of ...) a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience

"he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"

(house is a part of ...) seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)

(house is a part of ...) seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle

(house is a part of ...) lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

(house is a part of ...) seating on the main floor in a theater

(house is a part of ...) the office where tickets of admission are sold

(house is a part of ...) a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra

"they had excellent seats in the dress circle"

(house is a part of ...) a backstage room in a theater where performers rest or have visitors

(house belongs to category ...) the art of writing and producing plays

Definition 5: aristocratic family line - [noun denoting group]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the House of York

(house is a kind of ...) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

(... is a kind of house ) royal persons collectively

"the wedding was attended by royalty"

(... is a kind of house ) aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century

Definition 6: the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments - [noun denoting group]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he worked for a brokerage house

Synonyms for house in the sense of this definition

(house is a kind of ...) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"

(... is a kind of house ) a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

(... is a kind of house ) a firm of accountants who provide accounting and auditing services for a fee

(... is a kind of house ) a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee

(... is a kind of house ) a firm in the publishing business

(... is a kind of house ) a firm engaged in trading

(... is a kind of house ) a firm of lawyers

(... is a kind of house ) a firm that conducts auctions

Definition 7: an official assembly having legislative powers - [noun denoting group]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bicameral legislature has two houses

(house is a kind of ...) persons who make or amend or repeal laws

(... is a kind of house ) the lower legislative house of the United States Congress

(... is a kind of house ) the lower house of legislature in colonial Virginia

(... is a kind of house ) the lower house of the British parliament

(... is a kind of house ) the upper house of the British parliament

(... is a kind of house ) the lower house of the parliament of the Irish Republic

(... is a kind of house ) the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic

Definition 8: the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema - [noun denoting group]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house applauded
  • he counted the house

(house is a kind of ...) a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance

"the audience applauded" "someone in the audience began to cough"

(house is a part of ...) a group of followers hired to applaud at a performance

Definition 9: the members of a religious community living together - [noun denoting group]

(house is a kind of ...) a group of people living in a particular local area

"the team is drawn from all parts of the community"

Definition 10: a social unit living together - [noun denoting group]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he moved his family to Virginia
  • It was a good Christian household
  • I waited until the whole house was asleep
  • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • the family refused to accept his will

Synonyms for house in the sense of this definition

(house is a kind of ...) an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

"the coach said the offensive unit did a good job" "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

(... is a kind of house ) a family in which the parents have separated or divorced

(... is a kind of house ) a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner

(... is a kind of house ) a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives

(... is a kind of house ) the family of a fosterling

(... is a kind of house ) a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)

(... is a kind of house ) household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations

Definition 11: the management of a gambling house or casino - [noun denoting group]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house gets a percentage of every bet

(house is a kind of ...) those in charge of running a business

Definition 12: (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for house in the sense of this definition

(house is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is an instance of house) the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20

(... is an instance of house) the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18

(... is an instance of house) the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19

(... is an instance of house) the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21

(... is an instance of house) the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21

(... is an instance of house) the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22

(... is an instance of house) the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22

(... is an instance of house) the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22

(... is an instance of house) the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22

(... is an instance of house) the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20

(... is an instance of house) the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20

(... is an instance of house) the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19

(... is part of house) a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

(house belongs to category ...) a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town

Synonyms for house in the sense of this definition

(house is a kind of ...) provide shelter for

"After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

(... is a kind of house ) put up in a new or different housing

(... is a kind of house ) provide with, or send to, a home

(... is a kind of house ) provide housing for

"We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

(... is a kind of house ) place in a chamber

(... is a kind of house ) provide with shelter

Definition 14: contain or cover - [verb of stative]

Samples where house or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This box houses the gears

(house is a kind of ...) have room for; hold without crowding

"This hotel can accommodate 250 guests" "The theater admits 300 people" "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

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