Definition of the man of the house
- When his father died, John became the man of the house even though he was just 18.
: an individual human
: a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)
: to supply with people (as for service)
: to station members of a ship's crew at
: to serve in the force or complement of
: a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families : home
: a shelter or refuge (such as a nest or den) of a wild animal
: to provide with living quarters or shelter
: to store in a building
: to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)
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