the man of the house

Definition of the man of the house

  1. :  the male family member who has the most responsibility for taking care of and making decisions about the household When his father died, John became the man of the house even though he was just 18.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an individual human

    :  an adult male human

    :  husband

  1. :  to supply with people (as for service)

    :  to station members of a ship's crew at

    :  to serve in the force or complement of

  1. : manual

houseplay
  1. :  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

    :  a natural covering (such as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. :  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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