open house


Definition of open house

1 : ready and usually informal hospitality or entertainment for all comers
2 : a house or apartment open for inspection especially by prospective buyers or tenants

Examples of open house in a Sentence

Westside High School will host an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. today, and all parents are invited to attend. colleges holding open houses for prospective students We held an open house last week in the hopes that someone would offer to buy our house. They kept open house, and in the evenings neighbors would stop by to talk or play music. They always kept an open house for visitors.
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Both companies provided light refreshments for people who attended the open houses. Robin Goist,, "Akron opens two new fire stations," 12 Sep. 2019 For more information, visit the open house this Sunday, July 7, or www. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Amenity-rich Southampton home is open today, July 7," 7 July 2019 The home was listed for sale on June 24 and offers were not accepted until the open house on June 30. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego home for sale includes ‘Harry Potter room’ under stairs," 3 July 2019 Guests will receive 5% off OAC Main Stage and Cabaret Cafe tickets purchased during the open house. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Oconomowoc Arts Center celebrates a new season with a community open house," 1 July 2019 Saturday, May 12 was the open house, but there is still time to get on board for Youth Summer Art Program 2018. Joan Hunt, Courant Community, "Summer Of Fun For Kids Planned," 21 May 2018 Attendees will also be able to register for the 2018-19 school year at the open house. Aurora Beacon-News, "Food pantry at East Aurora High School sets open house," 17 Feb. 2018 Learn how a group of local volunteers has been helping newborns in need throughout their first year of life during an open house this weekend. Pomerado News, "Gently Hugged to hold open house on Sunday," 5 Sep. 2019 The public is invited to check out the new campus at a community open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rhoades School set to debut new middle-grades campus in Encinitas," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of open house

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of open house

US : an event in which an organization (such as a school or company) invites the public to visit in order to see the things that happen there
US : an event in which anyone who is interested in buying a particular house, apartment, etc., is invited to go inside and look at it
chiefly British : a home or other place in which guests or visitors are welcome

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Kids Definition of open house

1 : friendly and welcoming treatment to anyone who comes
2 : an event in which an organization (as a school) invites the public to see the things that happen there

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