1 residence, dwelling, dwelling-place, home, abode, household, homestead, domicile, lodging(s), quarters, building, edifice:
We are playing bridge at my house next Saturday.
2 family, line, lineage, dynasty, clan, ancestry, strain, race, blood, descendants, forebears:
She is a member of the royal house of Sweden.
3 legislature, legislative body, congress, parliament, assembly, council, diet:
Both houses of the legislature passed the bill.
4 establishment, firm, concern, company, business, organization, enterprise, undertaking, Colloq outfit:
He has gone from one publishing house to another with his manuscript.
5 auditorium, theatre, concert-hall:
6 house of ill repute or ill fame or prostitution, brothel, whore-house, bagnio, bordello, Archaic bawdy-house, Colloq sporting house, crib, Slang US cat-house:
She used to run a house in Lambeth.
7 on the house. free, gratis, for nothing, as a gift:
Drinks will be on the house tonight to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our opening.
8 shelter, accommodate, domicile, lodge, quarter, put up, take in, board, billet, harbour:
We have housed as many as ten people at a time in the cottage.
9 contain, accommodate, quarter:
This building houses our computer operations.