• Old Timbered House near Bletchingley
    Old Timbered House near Bletchingley
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n housing stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
    • n housing structures collectively in which people are housed
    • n housing a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Log house. Hidatsa Log house. Hidatsa
The Manor-House at Beauport The Manor-House at Beauport
Old French House, St. John Street Old French House, St. John Street
Manor House, Sillery Manor House, Sillery
Old Parliament House, Quebec Old Parliament House, Quebec
Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071 Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071
Dickens House by Furnival's Inn Dickens House by Furnival's Inn
"My magnificent order at the Public House" "My magnificent order at the Public House"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Wisconsin you are allowed to marry your house.
    • Housing A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
    • Housing (Naut) A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up.
    • Housing (Mach) A frame or support for holding something in place, such as a piece of machinery, journal boxes, etc.
    • Housing (Naut) A houseline. See Houseline.
    • Housing (Arch) A niche for a statue.
    • Housing An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.
    • Housing (Naut) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
    • Housing That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
    • Housing The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
    • Housing (Arch) The space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber in the side of another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first house rats recorded in America appeared in Boston in 1775.
    • n housing The act of putting in a house or under shelter.
    • n housing The building of houses.
    • n housing A collection or range of houses.
    • n housing Provision of house or shelter; the act of providing with houses: as, the housing of the poor.
    • n housing Any covering or shelter, as a protection for a vessel laid up in a dock.
    • n housing In carpentry, the space taken out of one piece to admit of the insertion of the extremity of another, for the purpose of connecting them.
    • n housing In architecture, a niche for a statue.
    • n housing Nautical, same as house-line.
    • n housing In machinery: The part of the framing which holds a journal-box in place: called in the United States a jaw.
    • n housing The uprights supporting the cross-slide of a planer.
    • n housing One of the lateral plates of the box of a car-axle; a housing-box; a journal-box.
    • n housing All that appertains to the house or homestead, its outbuildings, etc.
    • n housing A covering; specifically, the trappings or caparison of a horse; especially, a complete covering used for defense or to cover and conceal defensive armor, or for ceremonial purposes only: generally in the plural. Compare trapping, bard, caparison.
    • n housing The leather fastened at a horse's collar to turn over the back when it rains.
    • n housing The inboard end of the bowsprit: also, that part of a mast that is below the upper or spar-deck.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The phone number of the white house is: (202) 456-1414.
    • n Housing howz′ing an ornamental covering for a horse: a saddle-cloth:
    • n Housing howz′ing (pl.) the trappings of a horse.
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  • Portuguese Proverb
    Portuguese Proverb
    “An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “The ego is not master in its own house.”
  • Tony Martin
    Tony Martin
    “My mother's obsession with the good scissors always scared me a bit. It implied that somewhere in the house there lurked: the evil scissors.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.”


Bring the house down - Something that brings the house down is acclaimed and praised vigorously.
Don't throw bricks when you live in a glass house - Don't call others out on actions that you, yourself do. Don't be a hypocrite.
Get on like a house on fire - If people get on like a house on fire, they have a very close and good relationship.
House of cards - Something that is poorly thought out and can easily collapse or fail is a house of cards.
Make bets in a burning house - (USA) If people are making bets in a burning house, they are engaged in futile activity while serious problems around them are getting worse.
On the house - If you get something for free that would normally have to be bought, especially in a bar or restaurant, it is on the house.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - People should not criticize other people for faults that they have themselves.
Round the houses - If you go round the houses, you do something in an inefficient way when there is a quicker, more convenient way.
Safe as houses - Something that is as safe as houses is very secure or certain.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From House. In some of its senses this word has been confused with the following word
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. housse, a mantle, of Teut. origin.


In literature:

The houses or cabins of the slaves were located a short distance in the rear of "Old Marster's" house.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I left her at length, and returned to the house not till a late hour.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
As for the house, it was a matter of course, whether good or bad.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Our father was a carpenter and he built strong houses for other people but our own house he did not build very strongly.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
There would be house matches, and each house captain would run things in his own house as he wished.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Dey took everything carryable off de plantation and burnt de big house, stables, barns, gin house and dey left the slave houses.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Maurice Annesley had appealed to the house of peers in England, from a decree of the house of peers in Ireland, which was reversed.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
The first house I remembers living in was a plank house.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Twelve o'clock was striking as they entered the house.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
I cannot say that the house in Queen Anne Street was a pleasant house.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
In this ward there are less than two dwelling houses for each low rum hole, gambling house, and den of infamy.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The coffee house in France may be said to be the wine house; or the wine house may be said to be the coffee house.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Only inside their houses was there ever light, and they burned water in their lamps, for in those days water would burn.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
The pianoforte manufacturing house of Jonas Chickering established in Boston.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
On the east in one building are Old and New Grove Houses, and opposite is Fenton House, which was long known as the Clock House.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
He saw the yellow house of George the blacksmith, and knew that Mary Ann lived in the next house but one.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
He went back to the house, and it seemed to him as if the whole house thrust him out.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
If I could only shout it out from house to house!
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
When she had unlocked the house door he found himself brushing against her in the hall.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp

In poetry:

In the doorway of the House of Sorrow
I stand, and Sorrow sits within.
Through the window of the House of Sorrow
A measure from without came drifting in.
"The House Of Sorrow" by Ethel Clifford
Old bamboos are about my house,
And the floor of my house is untidy with old books.
It is sweet to rest in the shade of it
And read the poems of the masters.
"The Bamboo Garden" by Edward Powys Mathers
Lonesome, lonesome, the house of Hugh,
Dermott Donn MacMorna,
No cradle rocks in the house of Hugh;
The list'ning fire has thought of you,
Dermott Donn MacMorna!
"Dermott Donn MacMorna" by Padraic Colum
When we have laid aside our last endeavour,
And said farewell to one or two that weep,
And issued from the house of life for ever,
To find a lodging in the house of sleep -
"The House of Sleep" by Robert Fuller Murray
The hearth is cold and my house is lonely,
And nothing for me but waiting only,
Feet round the house that come into it never,
And a voice in the wind that is silent for ever.
"The Waiting Wife" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.
"Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

White House chefs, from left, Susie Morrison, executive chef Chriseta Comerford and Adam Collick, taste the salads they prepared in the kitchen of the White House.
Dismas House to house former prisoners.
HARTFORD — The Dismas House of Hartford will now provide transitional housing for former prisoners.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco has told her caucus that the idea of impeaching President Bush isn't in the cards if the party takes over the House in November's elections.
A man who pulled a hoax on Louisiana officials and 1,000 contractors by presenting himself as a federal housing official said Monday he intended to focus attention on a lack of affordable housing.
Neighbors say the people living in the house at 400 Glenmanor actually made the house look nicer.
Officials in the Tyrolean town of Erl have officially inaugurated the futuristic concert house that will house Austria's newest music festival, adding to the county's rich palette of classical music events.
O fficials in the Austrian town of Erl have inaugurated a futuristic concert house that will house the country's newest music festival.
VIENNA (AP) — Officials in the Austrian town of Erl have inaugurated a futuristic concert house that will house the country's newest music festival.
The House Ethics Committee called for the full chamber to reprimand Rep Laura Richardson on Wednesday, accusing the California Democrat of breaking federal law, violating House rules and obstructing the committee's investigation.
A s designer of Poplar Forest, one of the first octagonal houses in America, Thomas Jefferson probably would have liked Susan Cooper's house in McLean.
Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Henry A Waxman, D-Ca, speaks during the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on?Preparing for the 2009 Pandemic Flu.
The White House may have another shot at requiring contractors to reveal their political contributions under the omnibus appropriations bill that passed the House on Friday.
To live in a pink house or to have any house at all.
Fire crews put a tarp over open areas for preliminary repairs of the house at 30 Westwood Road in Pittsfield where a large portion of a tree crashed into the house on Monday.

In science:

Schweigert, Categorification and correlation functions in conformal field theory, Proceedings of the ICM 2006, European Mathematical Society Publishing House (2007), [arXiv:math.
Survey of mathematical foundations of QFT and perturbative string theory
The chief reason is the need for a general enough mathematical framework, capable of housing different computationally complex frameworks.
Definability in the Real Universe
E. Eberbach, Challenges facing computer science in the 21st century, In: J.C. Misra (Ed.), Applicable Mathematics: Its Perspectives and Challenges, Publishing House, New Delhi, 2001, pp. 565-573. B.J.
Biological Computation as the Revolution of Complex Engineered Systems
We used the RUMD molecular dynamics package developed in-house, which is optimized for simulations of small systems on state-of-the-art GPU hardware (a few thousand entities) .
What constitutes a simple liquid?
The observatory will have the overall shape of an equal-sided triangle of 10 km length, housing three GW detectors with an opening angle of each 60 degrees and therefore allowing to fully reconstruct the polarisation of the GW source as well as providing redundancy [65, 66].
Beyond the Second Generation of Laser-Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatories
In the end, the new facility will be housed in a dedicated building (#107) at CERN.
Construction and Performance of Large-Area Triple-GEM Prototypes for Future Upgrades of the CMS Forward Muon System
At each end and in the corner of the ‘L’ a tank is located, housing a 1.75 m × 1.75 m optical table supported by a seismic attenuation system derived from the HAM-SAS table .
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
The modulation bench housing the laser is located outside of the vacuum system.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
Supersymmetric GUT theories naturally house finite neutrino masses and predict rather large and measurable branching ratios for LFV decays.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
All the calculations were performed on our in-house parallel MD package.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
The Figures 1 and 2 show the mechanical housing, constructed during 2010, and a cross section through two calorimeter layers which form a slab.
A large scale prototype for a SiW electromagnetic calorimeter for a future linear collider
It will house two detectors which measure in turn using a push-pull concept.
Development of a TPC for an ILC Detector
The entire interferometer is housed in an ultra-high vacuum envelope.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
For this method, we have used an in-house implementation whose parameter settings have been set as described in Lazebnik & Raginsky (2009).
Discriminative Probabilistic Prototype Learning
They can also be obtained from House of Graphs by searching for the keywords “counterexample * zhang”.
Generation and Properties of Snarks