Synonyms of house


1. house, dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house, building, edifice

usage: a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"

2. firm, house, business firm, business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation

usage: the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

3. house, community

usage: the members of a religious community living together

4. house, audience

usage: the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house"

5. house, legislature, legislative assembly, legislative body, general assembly, law-makers

usage: an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses"

6. house, family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry

usage: aristocratic family line; "the House of York"

7. house, play, child's play

usage: play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house"

8. sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house, region, part

usage: (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

9. house, management

usage: the management of a gambling house or casino; "the house gets a percentage of every bet"

10. family, household, house, home, menage, unit, social unit

usage: a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"

11. theater, theatre, house, building, edifice

usage: a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"

12. house, building, edifice

usage: a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"


1. house, accommodate, hold, admit

usage: contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"

2. house, put up, domiciliate, shelter

usage: provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

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