White House

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The White House.


From the Executive Mansion ("house") of the United States of America having been painted white, giving its appearance of a white house; having been painted to cover up the damage from the War of 1812 when the British burned the mansion down.


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the White House

  1. (US) The official home and workplace of the President of the United States of America.
  2. (US, metonymically) The US presidency and its administration.
    The White House announced its support for the new law.
    • 2022 May 14, Jari Tanner, “Putin warns Finland NATO membership would harm relations”, in AP News[1], archived from the original on 14 May 2022:
      U.S. President Joe Biden held a joint call Friday with both Niinisto and Andersson where, according to a White House statement, he “underscored his support for NATO’s Open Door policy and for the right of Finland and Sweden to decide their own future, foreign policy and security arrangements.”
  3. Synonym of Russian White House

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