• Housing Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A houseline. See Houseline.
- (n.) An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.
- (n.) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
- (n.) The space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber in the side of another.
- (n.) That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
- (n.) The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
- (n.) A cover or cloth for a horses saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
- (n.) A niche for a statue.
- (n.) A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of House
- (n.) A frame or support for holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc.
• House Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
- (v. t.) 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 ones family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
- (n.) A public house; an inn; a hotel.
- (n.) A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.
- (n.) Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
- (n.) 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 earths revolution, the stars and planets passing through them in the reverse order every twenty-four hours.
- (n.) An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
- (v. t.) To admit to residence; to harbor.
- (n.) 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.
- (v. i.) To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.
- (n.) 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 mansion.
- (n.) The grave.
- (v. t.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.
- (n.) A firm, or commercial establishment.
- (v. i.) To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) The body, as the habitation of the soul.
- (n.) Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
- (v. t.) To drive to a shelter.