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  • As an English surname, from the noun house.
  • Also as an English surname, variant of Howes.
  • Also as a topographic English surname, from a derivative of Old English hyse (place overgrown with water plants), from hos (bramble, thorn, sprout). This may have also made its way into Hose, Huss.
  • As a German surname, calqued from the surname Haus.


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Proper noun[edit]

House (countable and uncountable, plural Houses)

  1. (politics) A particular chamber of political representation
    1. (US politics, as "the House") Ellipsis of House of Representatives.
    2. (politics, Westminsterian parliamentary systems) Ellipsis of House of Commons.
    3. (politics) Ellipsis of House of Parliament.
    4. More generally, a shortened name for any chamber of a legislature that is named "House of...", especially where the other chamber(s) are not so named, or where there is no other chamber (unicameral).
  2. A placename
    1. A village in New Mexico.
    2. An unincorporated community in North Carolina.
  3. A topographic surname from Middle English for someone residing in a house (as opposed to a hut) or in a religious house.
  4. (Oxford University slang, dated) Christ Church, Oxford.


See also[edit]




Borrowed from English house. Doublet of Haus.



House m (strong, genitive Houses or House, no plural)

  1. (music) house music, house
    Synonyms: House-Musik f, Housemusik f


Further reading[edit]

  • House” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • House” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • House” in Duden online
  • House on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de