from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who shares a house with another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone living in the same house.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who dwells in the same house with another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lives in the same house with another; a household companion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who resides in the same house with you
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I went to many evenings in houses where the students living there would choose their new housemate from the candidates, I remember I once even went to three of those gatherings in one evening.
The great thing about getting sunburnt with your housemate is that you can borrow her aftersun, to help ensure silky smooth skin.
* If when you walk in the door and one housemate is asleep and the other mentions that the main reason we're not going out is because of said mood re family member dying, and you then ask what is for dinner ....
I called my housemate and she soothed my conscience by insisting I just needed to search a little more, they must be in the house somewhere, but if I had to leave without my keys, she would let me in the flat later that evening.
The closest comparison I have is riding the bus to school on rainy Monday mornings with unwashed hippie kids and having it smell like "B.O. cake," a term my housemate came up with.
The guy the fined my housemate is a regular on my tramline, so we plan on making this guys life as a ticket inspector frustrating and somewhat miserable.
I'd expected to find the house intriguing, because it belonged to my Sparring Partner and I knew he was my kind of housemate, but I hadn't expected the house to hush as I entered, holding its breath to see if I would like it.
Meanwhile, today I had fun in Atlantic City with the family -- an annual tradition, in honor of one of my parents' housemate's mother, whom I consider a third parent the housemate, not his mother -- and came home to nifty-cool episodes of Heroes and Studio 60.
If someone wants to call her housemate a “selfish bitch” because she didn’t open the blinds in the morning, that’s her privilege.
It means your "housemate" can bring their stuff and make a home.