Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 50

House (n.) A twelfth part of the heavens, as divided by six circles intersecting at the north and south points of the horizon, used by astrologers in noting the positions of the heavenly bodies, and casting horoscopes or nativities. The houses were regarded as fixed in respect to the horizon, and numbered from the one at the eastern horizon, called the ascendant, first house, or house of life, downward, or in the direction of the earth's revolution, the stars and planets passing through them in the reverse order every twenty-four hours.

House (n.) A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.

House (n.) An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.

House (n.) The body, as the habitation of the soul.

House (n.) The grave.

Housed (imp. & p. p.) of House

Housing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of House

House (v. t.) To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.

House (v. t.) To drive to a shelter.

House (v. t.) To admit to residence; to harbor.

House (v. t.) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.

House (v. t.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.

House (v. i.) To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.

House (v. i.) To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.

Housebote (n.) Wood allowed to a tenant for repairing the house and for fuel. This latter is often called firebote. See Bote.

Housebreaker (n.) One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.

Housebreaking (n.) The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See Burglary, and To break a house, under Break.

Housebuilder (n.) One whose business is to build houses; a housewright.

Housecarl (n.) A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.

Household (n.) Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.

Household (n.) A line of ancestory; a race or house.

Household (a.) Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs.

Householder (n.) The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.

Housekeeper (n.) One who occupies a house with his family; a householder; the master or mistress of a family.

Housekeeper (n.) One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as, his wife is a good housekeeper; often, a woman hired to superintend the servants of a household and manage the ordinary domestic affairs.

Housekeeper (n.) One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and hospitable household.

Housekeeper (n.) One who keeps or stays much at home.

Housekeeper (n.) A house dog.

Housekeeping (n.) The state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder.

Housekeeping (n.) Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs.

Housekeeping (n.) Hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of provisions.

Housekeeping (a.) Domestic; used in a family; as, housekeeping commodities.

Housel (n.) The eucharist.

Housel (v. t.) To administer the eucharist to.

Houseleek (n.) A succulent plant of the genus Sempervivum (S. tectorum), originally a native of subalpine Europe, but now found very generally on old walls and roofs. It is very tenacious of life under drought and heat; -- called also ayegreen.

Houseless (a.) Destitute of the shelter of a house; shelterless; homeless; as, a houseless wanderer.

Houselessness (n.) The state of being houseless.

Houseline (n.) A small line of three strands used for seizing; -- called also housing.

Houseling (a.) Same as Housling.

Housemaid (n.) A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care of the rooms.

Housemate (n.) One who dwells in the same house with another.

Houseroom (n.) Room or place in a house; as, to give any one houseroom.

Housewarming (n.) A feast or merry-making made by or for a family or business firm on taking possession of a new house or premises.

Housewife (n.) The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.

Housewife (n.) A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; -- called also hussy.

Housewife (n.) A hussy.

Housewife (v. t.) Alt. of Housewive

Housewive (v. t.) To manage with skill and economy, as a housewife or other female manager; to economize.

Housewifely (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to a housewife; domestic; economical; prudent.

Housewifery (n.) The business of the mistress of a family; female management of domestic concerns.

Housework (n.) The work belonging to housekeeping; especially, kitchen work, sweeping, scrubbing, bed making, and the like.

Housewright (n.) A builder of houses.

Housing (n.) The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.

Housing (n.) That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.

Housing (n.) 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.

Housing (n.) A niche for a statue.

Housing (n.) A frame or support for holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc.

Housing (n.) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.

Housing (n.) A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up.

Housing (n.) A houseline. See Houseline.

Housing (n.) A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.

Housing (n.) An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.

Housling (a.) Sacramental; as, housling fire.

Houss (n.) A saddlecloth; a housing.

Houtou (n.) A beautiful South American motmot.

Houve (n.) A head covering of various kinds; a hood; a coif; a cap.

Houyhnhnm (n.) One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst vices of men.

Hove () imp. & p. p. of Heave.

Hove (v. i. & t.) To rise; to swell; to heave; to cause to swell.

Hove (v. i.) To hover around; to loiter; to lurk.

Hovel (n.) An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.

Hovel (n.) A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.

Hovel (n.) A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.

Hoveled (imp. & p. p.) of Hovel

Hovelled () of Hovel

Hoveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hovel

Hovelling () of Hovel

Hovel (v. t.) To put in a hovel; to shelter.

Hoveler (n.) One who assists in saving life and property from a wreck; a coast boatman.

Hoveling (n.) A method of securing a good draught in chimneys by covering the top, leaving openings in the sides, or by carrying up two of the sides higher than the other two.

Hoven () p. p. of Heave.

Hoven (a.) Affected with the disease called hoove; as, hoven cattle.

Hover (n.) A cover; a shelter; a protection.

Hovered (imp. & p. p.) of Hover

Hovering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hover

Hover (v. i.) To hang fluttering in the air, or on the wing; to remain in flight or floating about or over a place or object; to be suspended in the air above something.

Hover (v. i.) To hang about; to move to and fro near a place, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely.

Hoverer (n.) A device in an incubator for protecting the young chickens and keeping them warm.

Hover-hawk (n.) The kestrel.

Hoveringly (adv.) In a hovering manner.

How (adv.) In what manner or way; by what means or process.

How (adv.) To what degree or extent, number or amount; in what proportion; by what measure or quality.

How (adv.) For what reason; from what cause.

How (adv.) In what state, condition, or plight.

How (adv.) By what name, designation, or title.

How (adv.) At what price; how dear.

Howadji (n.) A traveler.

Howadji (n.) A merchant; -- so called in the East because merchants were formerly the chief travelers.

Howbeit (conj.) Be it as it may; nevertheless; notwithstanding; although; albeit; yet; but; however.

Howdah (n.) A seat or pavilion, generally covered, fastened on the back of an elephant, for the rider or riders.

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