Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The executive branch of the US government.
  • noun The executive mansion of the President of the United States.

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  • proper noun The official home and workplace of the President of the United States of America.
  • proper noun idiomatic The US presidency and its administration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the chief executive department of the United States government
  • noun the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States

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Examples

  • The largest North American pilot union, a big supporter of the FAA's efforts, on Tuesday issued a statement expressing "serious concern" about what it called the White House's "unacceptable" role in delaying the announcement of the package.

    Regulators Delay Pilot-Fatigue Rules

  • In it, Scott McClellan details what he calls the White House propaganda campaign leading up to the war in Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2008

  • In his latest outburst, the former dictator lashed out at what he called White House lies.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2005

  • I mean, basically, one of the main planks of George Bush's campaign has been, you know, restoring honor and dignity to the White House, which is a code word for Monica Lewinsky, which is a proven loser for Republican candidates.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Rick Lazio Talks About His Debate with Hillary Clinton; Dick Cheney Discusses the Status of the Bush Campaign - October 9, 2000

  • Some conservative activists have already begun raising money by pointing to what they characterize as the White House's refusal to "defend marriage," and influential Catholic leaders are echoing that language.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Some conservative activists have already begun raising money by pointing to what they characterize as the White House's refusal to "defend marriage," and influential Catholic leaders are echoing that language.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Also vying for the leadership post: Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, who apologized to BP for what he called a White House "shakedown" when it agreed to establishing the $20 billion Gulf oil spill trust fund; Rep. Cliff Stears of Florida, who wants to open up Alaska's wildlife refuge to drilling; and Michigan's Fred Upton.

    CNN.com

  • As chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Lieberman has launched investigations of the Army's handling of the Fort Hood massacre and what he calls the White House's "unsettling" failure to prevent the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Exiled to what he describes as a White House closet with a Playskool phone, Rahm was made director of speical projects.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • When he called the White House, they were downright rude.

    Shutdown creates vacuum in areas far beyond the Beltway; Closed government takes its toll on business

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