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Origin and meaning of house by Online Etymology Dictionary

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Old English hus “dwelling, shelter, building designed to be used as a residence,” from Proto-Germanic *hūsan (source also of Old Norse, Old Frisian hus, Dutch huis, German Haus), of unknown origin, perhaps connected to the root of hide (v.) [OED]. In Gothic only in gudhus “temple,” literally “god-house;” the usual word for “house” in Gothic being according to OED razn.

Meaning “family, including ancestors and descendants, especially if noble” is from c. 1000. Zodiac sense is first attested late 14c. The legislative sense (1540s) is transferred from the building in which the body meets. Meaning “audience in a theater” is from 1660s (transferred from the theater itself, playhouse). Meaning “place of business” is 1580s. The specialized college and university sense (1530s) also applies to both buildings and students collectively, a double sense found earlier in reference to religious orders (late 14c.). As a dance club

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Decor definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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Examples of ‘décor’ in a sentence

décor


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What style of decor would you
ban?

Times, Sunday Times (2006)

The
modern rooms with
minimalist decor
also
offer great views.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

It
comes with
stylish decor and
exclusive
cycling rights in the
palace grounds.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

The minimalist style of decor is
emerging as an
unexpected
casualty of the
downturn.

Times, Sunday Times (2009)

His
dressing room decor
must be all white or
cream.

The Sun (2009)

The
combination of the new dark decor style and the dark mutterings of some
commentators is
spreading despondency.

Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Its
nine rooms have
striking decor.

Times, Sunday Times (2013)


B& Bs and
guest houses that
pride themselves as much on

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Interior definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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Examples of ‘interior’ in a sentence

interior


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You can
talk about
fashion in interior design with a reasonably
straight
face
now.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

The interior minister
called it an
attempted
uprising.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

It is more than
free
association or an unfocused interior
monologue.

The Sun (2016)

This could
clearly be
seen by the
public
due to the
car ‘s interior light being on.

The Sun (2017)

It
looked like the cover of an interiors
magazine, but it
must
block out the light something
rotten.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)

The
goal was to
blur the
normal
hard line between interior and
exterior
space, and to
suggest the
continuity of buildings and nature.

Smithsonian Mag (2017)

We have
opted for
evolution and

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What does decor mean? definition, meaning and audio pronunciation (Free English Language Dictionary)

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Pronunciation (US):    (GB): 

IPA (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does decor mean? 

DECOR (noun)
  The noun DECOR has 1 sense:

1. decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interiorplay

  Familiarity information: DECOR used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECOR (noun)


Sense 1

Meaning:

Decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

decor; interior decoration

Hypernyms (“decor” is a kind of…):

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)

Derivation:

decorate (provide with decoration)

decorate (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)


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