a building in which people live; residence for human beings.
(often initial capital letter) a family, including ancestors and descendants: the great houses of France; the House of Hapsburg.
a building for any purpose: a house of worship.
a theater, concert hall, or auditorium: a vaudeville house.
the audience of a theater or the like.
a place of shelter for an animal, bird, etc.
the building in which a legislative or official deliberative body meets.
(initial capital letter) the body itself, especially of a bicameral legislature: the House of Representatives.
a quorum of such a body.
(often initial capital letter) a commercial establishment; business firm: the House of Rothschild; a publishing house.
a gambling casino.
the management of a commercial establishment or of a gambling casino: rules of the house.
an advisory or deliberative group, especially in church or college affairs.
a college in an English-type university.
a residential hall in a college or school; dormitory.
the members or residents of any such residential hall.
Informal. a brothel; whorehouse.
British. a variety of lotto or bingo played with paper and pencil, especially by soldiers as a gambling game.
Nautical. any enclosed shelter above the weather deck of a vessel: bridge house; deck house.
Astrology. one of the 12 divisions of the celestial sphere, numbered counterclockwise from the point of the eastern horizon.