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noun house pronunciation in American English /haʊs/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a building for living in, usually where only one family lives

    I’d love a house with a big back yard.

    a three-bedroom house

    1. a.
      [singular] the people who are in a house or who live there

      The noise woke the entire house.

  2. 3

    the house

    a restaurant, hotel, bar, or club

    Seafood is the specialty of the house.

  3. 4
    [countable] the part of a theater, concert hall, etc. that contains the audience
    a packed/empty house:

    A packed house in the NFL can exceed 60,000 fans.

  4. 5
    [uncountable] music a type of modern electronic music that developed in the 1980s, replacing disco as the most popular form of dance music. It combines deep bass sounds with parts that are sung or played on a synthesizer.
  5. 6


    [singular] used in the names of buildings, especially large ones containing many offices or apartments

    Claridge House

  6. 7
    [countable] an old important family, especially a royal one

    the House of Windsor/Hanover/Habsburg

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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