The big houses, and there are a good many of them, lie for the most part in what may be called by courtesy the valleys. You catch a glimpse of them sometimes at a little distance from the [railway] line, which seems to have shown some ingenuity in avoiding them,[...].
Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path [...]. It twisted and turned,[...]and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights. 'Twas the house I'd seen the roof of from the beach.
2007 November 6, "When Will the Slump End?", in Newsweek:
Those homeowners who bought too much house, or borrowed against inflated values are now going to be liable for their own poor decisions.
The people who live in a house; a household. [from 9th c.]
Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.
After her swan-song, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
(politics) A building where a deliberative assembly meets; whence the assembly itself, particularly a component of a legislature. [from 10th c.]
The petition was so ridiculous that the house rejected it after minimal debate.
A dynasty; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one. [from 10th c.]
I was a member of Spenser house when I was at school.
An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection. [from 10th c.]
(astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart. [from 14th c.]
1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p.313:
Since there was a limited number of planets, houses and signs of the zodiac, the astrologers tended to reduce human potentialities to a set of fixed types and to postulate only a limited number of possible variations.
House your choicest Carnations, or rather set them under a Pent-house against a South-wall, so as a covering being thrown over them to preserve them in extremity of weather, they may yet enjoy the freer air at all other times.
And while hard, minimal techno has become increasingly influenced by house and Oval-esque "glitch" stylistics, Exos keeps it old school on Strength, infusing his own style with the force of hard techno purists Surgeon and Oliver Ho.
2006, Mark Jonathan Butler, Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music, Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, ->ISBN, page 45:
The first genre of American dance music to become popular in the United Kingdom was Chicago house. Although music from Detroit was soon imported as well, it was often treated as subcategory of house, and for many years the most common English term for electronic dance music in general was "house" or "acid house". [...] During the formative years of techno and house, the musicians involved interacted in various ways.