A physical structure (e.g., a house) that someone is living in; SYN. home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house.
1. Where one lives; SYN. place.
2. An environment offering affection and security
3. An institution where people are cared for; SYN. nursing home, rest home.
4. Place where something began and flourished
5. The country or state or city where one lives
ETYM Old Eng. hous, hus, as. hus.
1. A dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families.
2. A building in which something is sheltered or located.
3. An official assembly having legislative powers.
4. Aristocratic family line.
5. Play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults.
6. The audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema.
7. The members of a religious community living together.
ETYM Old Fren. tenement a holding, a fief, French tčnement, Late Lat. tenementum, from Latin tenere to hold. Related to Tenant.
A rundown apartment house barely meeting minimal standards; SYN. tenement house.