from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- House, Edward Mandell Known as "Colonel House.” 1858-1938. American diplomat and adviser to President Woodrow Wilson. He organized U.S. preparations for the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
- House, Son Originally Eddie James House. 1902-1988. American singer and guitarist. During the 1940s he made many blues recordings for the Library of Congress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The House of Representatives, "the House".
- proper n. 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 (as in Australia or Canada), or where there is no other chamber (as in New Zealand).
- proper n. A topographic surname for someone residing in a house (as opposed to a hut) or in a religious house.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
HOUSE ENDS UNNECESSARILY LONG DEBATE ON UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS - After much fanfare over John Boehner and Eric Cantor's reforms of how the House of Representatives conducts its business, the Republican leadership really shined today when the lower chamber finished its nine-and-a-half hour debate on a resolution that would instruct ten House committees to investigate unnecessary regulations.
OR THEY COULD JUST DO THIS: HOUSE VOTES TO END PUBLIC FINANCING OF CAMPAIGNS - Pete Kasperowicz: The House today approved legislation that would end public financing of presidential campaigns by eliminating the option taxpayers have to donate $3 of their tax payments to a presidential campaign fund.
The court ruled that Emanuel was not a resident when he worked as Obama's chief of staff -- even though he owned a house there, kept mementos there and was rumored from the very first day he joined the Obama white House to be returning to Chicago to run for mayor.
The house that Truman Capote lived in while writing "Breakfast At Tiffanys" and "A House on the Heights"went on the market last year for $18 million.
The house that Truman Capote lived in while writing "Breakfast At Tiffanys" and "A House on the Heights" went on the market last year for $18 million.
HOUSE VOTES TO CUT OPERATING BUDGET - The House overwhelmingly voted today to cut its own budget by five percent.
Beuttler arrived on Capitol Hill as the deputy house historian in 2005, serving under House Historian Robert Remini, a renowned history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where Beuttler had worked with Remini for seven years after obtaining his doctorate.
Romanoff served in Colorado's state house from 2000 to 2008 and from 2005 to 2008 was the Speaker of the House.
I hope on this June 8th, that the good people of California's 36th Congressional District vote their own best interest, and send corporate darling Harman back to her house in Los Angeles, and the people's advocate Winograd to the People's House in D.C. More on CNN
HOUSE VOTES TO FREEZE ITS WAGES - The House today voted to suspend pay raises for itself.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.