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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
  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. 7
    [countable] an old important family, especially a royal one
    the House of Windsor/Hanover/Habsburg



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