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house

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of house

  1. 1 a commercial or industrial activity or organization <a publishing house that specializes in school textbooks> Synonyms business, company, concern, establishment, firm, enterprise, interest, outfitRelated Words conglomerate, corporation, multinational; association, cartel, chain, combine, syndicate, trust; agency, dealer, outlet; microenterprise

  2. 2 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor <the present British royal family belongs to the House of Windsor> Synonyms blood, clan, folks, family, kin, kindred, kinfolk (or kinfolks), kinsfolk, line, lineage, people, race, stock, tribeRelated Words blended family, nuclear family; extended family, household, kith; brood; descendant (also descendent), issue, offspring, progeny, scion, seed; clansman, kinsman, kinswoman, relative; dynastyNear Antonyms ancestry, birth, descent, extraction, origin, pedigree

  3. 3 the place where one lives <come over to my house for supper so I can show off my new stove> Synonyms abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, fireside, habitation, hearth, hearthstone, home, lodging, pad, place, quarters, residence, roofRelated Words accommodations, housing, nest, residency, shelter; bungalow, cabin, casita, chalet, cottage; duplex, ranch, ranch house, saltbox, semi [chiefly British], split level, townhome, town house, tract house, triplex; apartment, apartment house, condominium, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up; penthouse, salon, suite; barracks, billet, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, lodging house, lodgment (or lodgement), room(s), rooming house; castle, château, countryseat, estate, hall, manor, manor house, mansion, palace, villa; farmhouse, grange, hacienda, homestead; double-wide, houseboat, house trailer, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer; hermitage, manse, parsonage, rectory, vicarage; hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty

  4. 4 those who live as a family in one house <the whole house is in a state of excited anticipation for the holidays> Synonyms extended family, home, household, ménageRelated Words blood, folks, kin, kindred, kinfolk (or kinfolks), kinsfolk, kith; brood; nuclear family; clan, community

  5. 5 the shelter or resting place of a wild animal <prairie dogs make their house underground> Synonyms burrow, hole, den, lair, lodgeRelated Words nest; territory




house

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of house

  1. 1 to provide with living quarters or shelter <some of the freshmen were temporarily housed in local motels while the new dorm was being finished> Synonyms accommodate, bestow, billet, bivouac, board, bunk, camp, chamber, domicile, encamp, harbor, lodge, put up, quarter, roof, room, shelter, take in Related Words ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down) Near Antonyms eject, evict

  2. 2 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers <housed the stereo speakers in attractive walnut cabinets that match the furniture> Synonyms box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, envelop, fence (in), hedge, hem (in), enclose, immure, include, mew (up), pen, wall (in)Related Words bound, circumscribe, confine, contain, limit, restrict; encircle, encompass, enfold, enframe, enlace, frame, ring, surround; armor, cocoon, encapsulate, encapsule, encyst, ensheathe, ensphere, enwomb




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