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 for House
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  House \House\ (hous), n.; pl. Houses. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s;
     akin to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel.
     h?s, Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple;
     and prob. to E. hide to conceal. See Hide, and cf. Hoard,
     Husband, Hussy, Husting.]
     1. 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
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              Houses are built to live in; not to look on.
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              Bees with smoke and doves with noisome stench
              Are from their hives and houses driven away. --Shak.
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     2. Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the
        phrase to keep house. See below.
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     3. Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
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              One that feared God with all his house. --Acts x. 2.
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     4. 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.
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              The last remaining pillar of their house,
              The one transmitter of their ancient name.
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     5. 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.
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     6. (Com.) A firm, or commercial establishment.
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     7. A public house; an inn; a hotel.
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     8. (Astrol.) A twelfth part of the heavens, as divided by six
        circles intersecting at the north and south points of the
        horizon, used by astrologers in noting the positions of
        the heavenly bodies, and casting horoscopes or nativities.
        The houses were regarded as fixed in respect to the
        horizon, and numbered from the one at the eastern horizon,
        called the ascendant, first house, or house of life,
        downward, or in the direction of the earth's revolution,
        the stars and planets passing through them in the reverse
        order every twenty-four hours.
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     9. A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of
        a piece.
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     10. An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a
         theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
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     11. The body, as the habitation of the soul.
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               This mortal house I'll ruin,
               Do C[ae]sar what he can.             --Shak.
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     Usage: [With an adj., as narrow, dark, etc.] The grave. "The
            narrow house." --Bryant.
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     Note: House is much used adjectively and as the first element
           of compounds. The sense is usually obvious; as, house
           cricket, housemaid, house painter, housework.
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     House ant (Zool.), a very small, yellowish brown ant
        ({Myrmica molesta), which often infests houses, and
        sometimes becomes a great pest.
     House of bishops (Prot. Epis. Ch.), one of the two bodies
        composing a general convertion, the other being House of
        Clerical and Lay Deputies.
     House boat, a covered boat used as a dwelling.
     House of call, a place, usually a public house, where
        journeymen connected with a particular trade assemble when
        out of work, ready for the call of employers. [Eng.]
     To bring down the house. See under Bring.
     To keep house, to maintain an independent domestic
     To keep open house, to entertain friends at all times.
     Syn: Dwelling; residence; abode. See Tenement.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  House \House\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Housed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Housing.] [AS. h?sian.]
     1. To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to
        cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by
        covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home;
        to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
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              At length have housed me in a humble shed. --Young.
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              House your choicest carnations, or rather set them
              under a penthouse.                    --Evelyn.
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     2. To drive to a shelter. --Shak.
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     3. To admit to residence; to harbor.
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              Palladius wished him to house all the Helots. --Sir
                                                    P. Sidney.
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     4. To deposit and cover, as in the grave. --Sandys.
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     5. (Naut.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make
        safe; as, to house the upper spars.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  House \House\, v. i.
     1. To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
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              You shall not house with me.          --Shak.
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     2. (Astrol.) To have a position in one of the houses. See
        House, n., 8. "Where Saturn houses." --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more
           families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had
           to get out of the house"
      2: the members of a business organization that owns or operates
         one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
         [syn: firm, house, business firm]
      3: the members of a religious community living together
      4: the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the
         house applauded"; "he counted the house"
      5: an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral
         legislature has two houses"
      6: aristocratic family line; "the House of York"
      7: play in which children take the roles of father or mother or
         children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children
         were playing house"
      8: (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is
         divided [syn: sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign,
         mansion, house, planetary house]
      9: the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets
         a percentage of every bet"
      10: a social unit living together; "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" [syn: family, household,
          house, home, menage]
      11: a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture
          shows can be presented; "the house was full" [syn:
          theater, theatre, house]
      12: a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they
          had a large carriage house"
      v 1: contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"
      2: provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new
         development outside the town" [syn: house, put up,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  366 Moby Thesaurus words for "house":
     Aktiengesellschaft, Dymaxion house, Elizabethan theater,
     Globe Theatre, Greek theater, White House, abbey, abode,
     accommodate, adobe house, affiliation, agency, aktiebolag,
     amphitheater, ancestry, animal kingdom, apparentation,
     architecture, arena theater, as a gift, aspect, assembly,
     astrodiagnosis, astrology, astromancy, atelier, audience,
     auditorium, auditory, bagnio, barbershop, beauty parlor,
     beauty shop, bed, beleaguer, bench, berth, beset, besiege, bestow,
     billet, birth, blockade, blood, bloodline, board, body corporate,
     bordello, bound, boutique, box in, branch, breed, brood, brothel,
     building, bunk, business, business establishment, butcher shop,
     cabaret, cabin, cage, cartel, casa, chain store, chamber,
     chamber of commerce, children, circle theater, clan, class,
     cliff dwelling, cloister, close in, club, co-op, combine,
     commercial enterprise, common ancestry, commorancy, compagnie,
     company, compass, concern, concert hall, concession, conglomerate,
     conglomerate corporation, congregation, congress, consanguinity,
     consolidating company, consortium, construct, construction,
     consulate, contain, convent, coop, coop in, coop up, cooperative,
     copartnership, cordon, cordon off, corporate body, corporation,
     corral, council, countinghouse, country house, country seat,
     country store, crib, cuddy, dacha, deanery, deckhouse, deme,
     department store, derivation, descendants, descent, desk, diet,
     dime store, direct line, discount house, discount store,
     distaff side, diversified corporation, domicile, domiciliate,
     dwelling, dwelling house, dynasty, edifice, embassy, emporium,
     encircle, enclose, encompass, enshrine, enterprise, entertain,
     erection, establishment, extraction, fabric, facility, family,
     farm, farmhouse, female line, fence in, filiation, firm,
     five-and-ten, folk, folks, for nothing, forebears, free, friary,
     gallery, general store, genethliac astrology, genethliacism,
     genethliacs, genethlialogy, gens, get, gratis, groundling, hall,
     harbor, haven, hearth, hedge in, hem in, holding company, home,
     homefolks, homestead, horoscope, horoscopy, house in, houseboat,
     household, hut, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include, industry,
     installation, institution, issue, jail, joint-stock association,
     joint-stock company, kennel, kind, kindred, lake dwelling,
     lamasery, leaguer, legislative body, legislature, line,
     line of descent, lineage, little theater, living machine, lodge,
     lodgings, loft, magasin, mail-order house, male line, manor house,
     manse, mansion, market, mart, matriclan, menage, mew, mew up,
     monastery, mundane astrology, mundane house, music hall, nation,
     nativity, natural astrology, night spot, nightclub, nunnery,
     offspring, on the house, opera, opera house, operating company,
     orchestra, order, organization, outdoor theater, outfit,
     packaged house, parliament, parlor, parsonage, partnership,
     patriclan, pen, pen in, penthouse, people, phratry, phyle, phylum,
     pile, pit, planetary house, plant kingdom, playhouse, plunderbund,
     pocket, pool, post, prefab, prefabricated house, prefabrication,
     presidential palace, priorate, priory, public utility, put up,
     pyramid, quarantine, quarter, quarters, race, rail in, ranch house,
     rectory, residence, residency, retail store, roof, room, salon,
     saloon, seed, sept, shelter, shelter cabin, shield, shop, showboat,
     shrine, shut in, shut up, side, skyscraper, sod house, spear side,
     species, spectator, spindle side, split-level, sporting house,
     stable, stargazing, stateroom, stem, stirps, stock, stock company,
     store, strain, structure, studio, succession, supermarket,
     superstructure, surround, sweatshop, sword side, syndicate,
     take in, theater, theater-in-the-round, theatre, theatron, totem,
     tower, town house, trade association, trading post, tribe, trust,
     undertaking, utility, variety shop, variety store, vicarage,
     wall in, warehouse, wareroom, wholesale house, work site,
     work space, workbench, workhouse, working space, workplace,
     workroom, workshop, worktable, wrap, yard, yard up, zodiac

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Till their sojourn in Egypt the Hebrews dwelt in tents. They
     then for the first time inhabited cities (Gen. 47:3; Ex. 12:7;
     Heb. 11:9). From the earliest times the Assyrians and the
     Canaanites were builders of cities. The Hebrews after the
     Conquest took possession of the captured cities, and seem to
     have followed the methods of building that had been pursued by
     the Canaanites. Reference is made to the stone (1 Kings 7:9;
     Isa. 9:10) and marble (1 Chr. 29:2) used in building, and to the
     internal wood-work of the houses (1 Kings 6:15; 7:2; 10:11, 12;
     2 Chr. 3:5; Jer. 22:14). "Ceiled houses" were such as had beams
     inlaid in the walls to which wainscotting was fastened (Ezra
     6:4; Jer. 22:14; Hag. 1:4). "Ivory houses" had the upper parts
     of the walls adorned with figures in stucco with gold and ivory
     (1 Kings 22:39; 2 Chr. 3:6; Ps. 45:8).
       The roofs of the dwelling-houses were flat, and are often
     alluded to in Scripture (2 Sam. 11:2; Isa. 22:1; Matt. 24:17).
     Sometimes tents or booths were erected on them (2 Sam. 16:22).
     They were protected by parapets or low walls (Deut. 22:8). On
     the house-tops grass sometimes grew (Prov. 19:13; 27:15; Ps.
     129:6, 7). They were used, not only as places of recreation in
     the evening, but also sometimes as sleeping-places at night (1
     Sam. 9:25, 26; 2 Sam. 11:2; 16:22; Dan. 4:29; Job 27:18; Prov.
     21:9), and as places of devotion (Jer. 32:29; 19:13).

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HOUSE, estates. A place for the habitation and dwelling of man. This word 
  has several significations, as it is applied to different things. In a grant 
  or demise of a house, the curtilage and garden will pass, even without the 
  words "with the appurtenances," being added. Cro. Eliz. 89; S. C.; 3 Leon. 
  214; 1 Plowd. 171; 2 Saund. 401 note 2; 4 Penn. St. R; 93. 
       2. In a grant or demise of a house with the appurtenances, no more, will 
  pass, although other lands have been occupied with the house. 1 P. Wms. 603; 
  Cro. Jac. 526; 2 Co. 32; Co. Litt. 5 d.; Id. 36 a. b.; 2 Saund. 401, note 2. 
       3. If a house, originally entire, be divided into several apartments, 
  with an outer door to each apartment and no communication with each other 
  subsists, in such case the several apartments are considered as distinct 
  houses. 6 Mod. 214; Woodf. Land. & Ten. 178. 
       4. In cases of burglary, the mansion or dwelling-house in which the 
  burglary might be committed, at common law includes the outhouses, though 
  not under the same roof or adjoining to the dwelling-house provided they 
  were within the curtilage, or common fence, as the dwelling or mansion 
  house. 3 Inst. 64; 1 Hale, 558; 4 Bl. Com. 225; 2 East, P. C. 493; 1 Hayw. 
  N. C. Rep. 102, 142; 2 Russ. on Cr. 14. 
       5. The term house, in case of arson, includes not only the dwelling but 
  all the outhouses, as in the case of burglary. It is a maxim in law that 
  every man's house is his castle, and there he is entitled to perfect 
  security; this asylum cannot therefore be legally invaded, unless by an 
  officer duly authorized by legal process; and this process must be of a 
  criminal nature to authorize the breaking of an outer door; and even with 
  it, this cannot be done, until after demand of admittance and refusal. 5 Co. 
  93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234. The house may be also broken for the purpose 
  of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N 3. 
       6. The house protects the owner from the service of all civil process 
  in the first instance, but not if he is once lawfully arrested and he takes 
  refuge in his own house; in that case, the officer may pursue him and break 
  open any door for the purpose. Foster, 320; 1 Rolle, R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555; 
  Bac. Ab. ubi sup. In the civil law the rule was nemo de domo sua extrahi 
  debet. Dig. 50, 17, 103. Vide, generally, 14 Vin. Ab. 315; Yelv. 29 a, n. 1; 
  4 Rawle, R. 342; Arch. Cr. Pl. 251; and Burglary. 
       7. House is used figuratively to signify a collection of persons, as 
  the house of representatives; or an institution, as the house of refuge; or 
  a commercial firm, as the house of A B & Co. of New Orleans; or a family, 
  as, the house of Lancaster, the house of York. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  HOUSE, n.  A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat,
  mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus and microbe. 
  _House of Correction_, a place of reward for political and personal
  service, and for the detention of offenders and appropriations. 
  _House of God_, a building with a steeple and a mortgage on it. 
  _House-dog_, a pestilent beast kept on domestic premises to insult
  persons passing by and appal the hardy visitor.  _House-maid_, a
  youngerly person of the opposing sex employed to be variously
  disagreeable and ingeniously unclean in the station in which it has
  pleased God to place her.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  House, NM -- U.S. village in New Mexico
     Population (2000):    72
     Housing Units (2000): 52
     Land area (2000):     0.920115 sq. miles (2.383088 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.920115 sq. miles (2.383088 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            33710
     Located within:       New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
     Location:             34.648034 N, 103.903803 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     88121
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      House, NM

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