houses Definition

  • 1a building for human habitation, especially one that is lived in by a family or small group of people
  • 2a commercial or industrial building, such as a hotel, office building, or factory

Using houses: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "houses" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The houses on this street are all very old.

  • Example

    They bought a new house in the suburbs.

  • Example

    The company has its headquarters in a large office house downtown.

houses Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for houses

Phrases with houses

  • provided free of charge by the establishment, especially a drink in a bar or restaurant


    The bartender gave us a round of drinks on the house.

  • bring the house down

    to cause great enthusiasm and excitement in an audience


    The comedian's jokes brought the house down.

  • completely secure and safe


    You can leave your valuables with me - they'll be safe as houses.


Summary: houses in Brief

The term 'houses' [ˈhaʊzɪz] refers to buildings designed for human habitation, including both residential and commercial structures. It encompasses everything from single-family homes to hotels and factories. Examples include 'The houses on this street are all very old.' and 'The company has its headquarters in a large office house downtown.' Phrases like 'on the house' denote something provided free of charge, while 'safe as houses' implies complete security.