Definitions

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

  • noun A man employed for cleaning, maintenance, and other general work in a house or hotel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun British an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience in a hospital or other medical institution.

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  • noun UK A medical graduate gaining practical experience in a hospital

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

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

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Examples

  • The houseman is very kind, but he must have his rent.

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  • I wondered if a houseman was the same as a doorman.

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  • I had never heard of a position called the houseman until I applied for it.

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  • I had never heard of a position called the houseman until I applied for it.

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  • So he called his houseman to bring the car around and Federico, Patrick and I all went home to Cuernavaca in style.

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  • So he called his houseman to bring the car around and Federico, Patrick and I all went home to Cuernavaca in style.

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  • The houseman is a regular in the local betting shop, and gambles heavily on horses.

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  • The houseman is a regular in the local betting shop, and gambles heavily on horses.

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  • He called the houseman to bring out drinks, and merely sighed when I said I'd as soon share his sugar free tonic.

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  • There are also legal complications: the Medical Act 1971 specifies that a houseman is a government officer, so who will pay his salary?

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