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.


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