house-n; 13 Senses

Sense Number 1: a domicile or physical place to live

Commentary: HOUSE[+physical][+building][+domicile]

We are selling our house and moving to California.
Those houses have been on the market for two weeks.
Can you read the address on that house?
John took Mary to his new beach house.
We went to several open houses last week.
These refugees will need houses to live in.
Sally has a beautiful Victorian doll house in her living room. (extension)
The realtor showed us two townhouses and a row house, but we decided to buy the farmhouse.
The spies met at one of the safe houses in Virginia. (extension)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: people living together

Commentary: HOUSE[+social][+group][+family/+order]
NOTE: 'house' functions as an agent or patient

Our house hosts a scrabble game after dinner on Tuesday nights.
Their house has a cooking audition for people who would like to move in.
He joined a Christian house on campus.
That fraternity house was shut down for underage drinking.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10, 3

Sense Number 3: a building to store or shelter things

Commentary: HOUSE[+physical][+building][+shelter]
NOTE: Differs from Sense 1 in

Our club is building a new boathouse.
Mary grows orchids in her greenhouse.
There is concern that the earth could become a greenhouse. (metaphoric)
Bob built a doghouse for his poodle.
These are bee houses where the bees make honey.
He's been living in an old brick carriage house. (original purpose was to hold carriages)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12

Sense Number 4: a public building where activities take place

Commentary: HOUSE[+physical][+building][+public]
NOTE: house of/for NP/NP-house implies the service/activity of/to NP occurs in the house.
NOTE: differs from sense 3; sense 3 'house of NP. NP-house' implies NP is located or protected by house

This is the larger of the two opera houses which are both built out of granite.
The old movie house burned down last summer.
The gated community built a new two-story clubhouse last year.
The lights in the house went down before everyone had taken their seat.
We enjoyed the bathhouse at the old resort.
There are two outhouses at the nearby camp grounds.
The heroine spends two years in a madhouse in that Victorian novel.
The convicts broke out of the death house.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 5: aristocratic lineage

Commentary: HOUSE[+social][+lineage][+aristocratic]

He belongs to the royal House of York.
She is a descendant of the House of Medici.
There has been turmoil in the House of Chanel since the departure of their top designer. (metaphoric)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a business firm

Commentary: HOUSE[+organization][+business]
NOTE: highlights the business venture itself.

She has worked for two different brokerage houses.
The French fashion houses are presenting a pared-down silhouette this year.
They periodically raid the flop houses in the Tenderloin district.
They traced the stolen painting through a New York auction house.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 7: the management of a business or establishment

Commentary: HOUSE[+business][+management]

This house only takes a cut of the ante from the poker tables.
When the house dims the lights it is time to sit down.
John has beat the house many times at Black Jack with his card counting methods.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 8: an official or political assembly

Commentary: HOUSE[+assembly][+official][+legislative]

There are two houses in a bicameral legislature.
The bill is expected to go before the House tomorrow.
She was elected to the House three times.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 9: the people attending a theater or entertainment

Commentary: HOUSE[+assembly][+entertainment]

That joke brought down the house.
The entire house jumped to its feet in a standing ovation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 10: regions of the zodiac

Commentary: HOUSE[+region][+astrological]

Do you know the twelve houses of the zodiac?
The moon is in the seventh house right now.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 11: a child's game

Commentary: HOUSE[+game][+child]

Let's play house with our Barbie dolls.
Susie wants to play house and Johnny wants to play doctor.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 12: free, without expense

Commentary: Idiom: on_the_house

Drinks are on the house!
Bob is always expecting things to be on the house.
Dessert was on the house, but dinner was not.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: idiom

Sense Number 13: specific hands in five-card Poker

Commentary: idiom: full_house

Three of a kind and a pair makes a full house in poker.
I raised the bet while holding a full house in my hand.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1