a building for people to live in, usually for one family
He went into the house.
a two-bedroom house
Let's have the party at my house .
What time do you leave the house in the morning (= to go to work) ?
We're moving house (= leaving our house and going to live in a different one) .
all the people living in a house
Be quiet or you'll wake the whole house!
a building used for a particular purpose, for example for holding meetings in or keeping animals or goods in
an opera house
used in the names of office buildings
Their offices are on the second floor of Chester House.
a company involved in a particular kind of business; an institution of a particular kind
a fashion/banking/publishing, etc. house
a religious house (= a convent or a monastery )
I work in house (= in the offices of the company that I work for, not at home) .
a coffee house
a bottle of house wine (= the cheapest wine available in a particular restaurant, sometimes not listed by name)
a group of people who meet to discuss and make the laws of a country
Legislation requires approval by both houses of parliament.
the House of Commons or the House of Lords in Britain; the House of Representatives in the US
a group of people discussing sth in a formal debate
I urge the house to vote against the motion.
the part of a theatre where the audience sits; the audience at a particular performance
演出座无虚席 / 满座 / 观众寥寥无几
playing to a full/packed/empty house (= to a large/small audience)
The spotlight faded and the house lights came up.
(in some British schools) an organized group of students of different ages who compete against other groups in sports competitions, etc. and who may, in boarding schools , live together in one building
an old and famous family
the House of Windsor (= the British royal family)
to make everyone laugh or cheer , especially at a performance in the theatre
to become friends quickly and have a very friendly relationship
to do sth or ask a question in a very complicated way instead of in a simple, direct way
to cook, clean and do all the other jobs around the house
drinks or meals that are on the house are provided free by the pub/bar or restaurant and you do not have to pay
to organize your own business or improve your own behaviour before you try to criticize sb else
to make a place your home
They set up house together in a small flat in Brighton.
to remove people or things that are not necessary or wanted
The new manager said he wanted to clean house.
to make your house clean
to eat a lot of sb else's food
you should not criticize other people, because they will easily find ways of criticizing you
to provide a place for sb to live
The government is committed to housing the refugees.
to be the place where sth is kept or where sth operates from
The gallery houses 2 000 works of modern art.
The museum is housed in the Old Court House.
play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults
- the children were playing house
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
a building in which something is sheltered or located
- they had a large carriage house
a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
- the house was full
aristocratic family line
- the House of York
the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
- he worked for a brokerage house
近义词: firm,business firm
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
an official assembly having legislative powers
- a bicameral legislature has two houses
the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
- the house applauded
- he counted the house
the members of a religious community living together
the management of a gambling house or casino
- the house gets a percentage of every bet
(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
近义词: sign of the zodiac,star sign,sign,mansion,planetary house
provide housing for
- The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town
近义词: put up,domiciliate
contain or cover
- This box houses the gears