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house

1. Genealogy a family line including ancestors and relatives, esp a noble one
2. a commercial company; firm
3. Politics an official deliberative or legislative body, such as one chamber of a bicameral legislature
4. a quorum in such a body (esp in the phrase make a house)
5. a dwelling for a religious community
6. Astrology any of the 12 divisions of the zodiac
7. any of several divisions, esp residential, of a large school
8. a hotel, restaurant, bar, inn, club, etc., or the management of such an establishment
9. the audience in a theatre or cinema
10. a hall in which an official deliberative or legislative body meets
11. See full house
12. Curling the 12-foot target circle around the tee
13. Nautical any structure or shelter on the weather deck of a vessel

House

A structure serving as a dwelling for one or several families. A place of residence, an abode. The design of the house runs the gamut of nearly every design style that has ever existed. Although there are many reasons to preserve a particular house or group of houses, other external development factors usually dictate the ultimate fate of those in danger.

What does it mean when you dream about a house?

Because a house is a personal dwelling place, a house under construction shows inner work is being performed on the psyche. The condition of a house—whether it is in disrepair or it is fixed up and newly painted—is also symbolic.

house

1. A building or dwelling for human residence.
2. A theater, as a legitimate house. 3. (Colloq.) The auditorium in a theater; the audience space.

House

(dreams)
It is common to dream about houses. They usually symbolize our emotional and psychological selves. All of your experiences, stages of development, and parts of your conscious and unconscious life may be represented by that house. The house may be representing issues concerning a particular dilemma in your life, or it may be more general and comprehensive. Either way, if you pay attention to the details in this dream, you may learn a thing or two about yourself.
References in classic literature ?
What made you choose a house at the gates of Paris, M.
In every quarter he could think of; at Chigwell and in London; at the houses of the tradespeople with whom he dealt, and of the friends he knew; he pursued his search.
In spite of the swaying of the house and the wailing of the wind, Dorothy soon closed her eyes and fell fast asleep.
Why, in my father's house on Essen-Waterside, the fire and the bright lights would show a mile away, and the door open to a beggar's knock!
A dog attacked him and had to be driven away with stones, and a man appeared at the door of one of the houses and swore at the dog.
When I consider my neighbors, the farmers of Concord, who are at least as well off as the other classes, I find that for the most part they have been toiling twenty, thirty, or forty years, that they may become the real owners of their farms, which commonly they have inherited with encumbrances, or else bought with hired money -- and we may regard one third of that toil as the cost of their houses -- but commonly they have not paid for them yet.
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
When the boy who had stunned Jerry with his paddle- blade and who claimed him as his own stole into the canoe house, the ancient did not hear him.
It appeared that this house contained four rooms, besides a basement, and that it might be bought for fifteen hundred dollars, the lot and all.
Hearing him threaten to tear the house down, she looked quietly up from her work.
it has broken; the ball is driven out on the School- house side, and a rush of the School carries it past the School- house players-up.
One should treat a guest well as long as he is in the house and speed him when he wants to leave it.