Word of the Day: House

house / hous

1. a building where people live; a residence
He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones.
Arabian Proverb

2. capitalized, a family, with regard to ancestors and lineage
The House of Windsor came into being in 1917, when the name was adopted as the British Royal Family’s official name by a proclamation of King George V, replacing the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

3. a building meant for a specific purpose
Houses of worship can be the heart of a community.
Loretta Lynch, 1959-

4. a theater or other place of entertainment
One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney.
Nana Mouskouri, 1934-

5. the people in a theater; an audience
I’d rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.
Johnny Giles, 1940-


1. to provide shelter for someone or something
I am weary of seeing our laboring classes so wretchedly housed, fed, and clothed, while thousands of dollars are wasted every year over unsightly statues.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902

2. to contain
The mind, when housed within a healthy body, possesses a glorious sense of power.
Joseph Pilates, 1883-1967


1. of, relating to, or specifically referencing a building of residence
Domestic house cats kill more fish than all the world’s seals put together.
Paul Watson, 1950-

2. of or relating to a brand or other specific product regarded as belonging to a particular business or restaurant
Life is too short to drink the house wine.
Helen Thomas, 1920-2013