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- (US): 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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- (US) The official home and workplace of the President of the United States of America.
- (US, metonymically) The US presidency and its administration.
- The White House announced its support for the new law.
- Synonym of
the official residence of the President of the United States of America
(idiomatic) the US presidency
Russian White House — see Russian White House