house seat

noun

: a theater seat reserved by the management for a special guest

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Peña, who lost his bid for a state house seat in November, is accused of conspiring with and paying four other men to shoot at the homes. Julius Lasin, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2023 During a segment about former vice presidential Republican candidate Sarah Palin, and her run for Alaska's house seat in a special election, Oliver referenced a quote from a New Yorker story. Justine Browning, EW.com, 22 Aug. 2022 But as Wednesday’s ticket sales went on and went up, even some concert veterans who know and accept the idea of variable pricing wondered: Would even scalpers ask close to $5,000 for a good but not directly front-of-house seat? Chris Willman, Variety, 20 July 2022 Montana's actually adding a house seat for the first time in three decades. ABC News, 5 June 2022 Palmer’s party is fielding candidates in every upper and lower house seat. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 Current Representatives Haley Stevens and Andy Levin are competing in the same U.S. House district after Michigan lost a house seat during reapportionment. Brian Mcgill, WSJ, 15 Jan. 2022 In that election, the country’s ruling party won every lower house seat. Jon Emont, WSJ, 29 Dec. 2021 Edmondson, a 25-year resident of Southlake, had an unsuccessful bid for state house seat District 98 last fall. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 11 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house seat was in 1948

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“House seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20seat. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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