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housecoat a woman's casual robe worn only in the home, often over a nightgown or pajamas.
housedress a simple, inexpensive dress worn while working around the house.
housefly a fly that is commonly found in and around human dwellings and is known to spread a number of diseases.
houseful all that a house can hold.
household the group of people, such as a family, that lives in a particular dwelling. [4 definitions]
householder a person who owns, rents, or occupies a house. [2 definitions]
household word a well-known, commonly used word, phrase, name, or thing.
househusband a married man whose primary occupation is managing the cooking, cleaning, and other necessary duties of his family's household.
housekeeper a person, often an employee, who performs or oversees the tasks required to take care of a home.
housekeeping the carrying out of ordinary household tasks. [3 definitions]
houseleek any of several plants that have thick fleshy leaves and bear yellow, pink, or red flowers, esp. one that grows in the roofs and walls of houses in Europe and Asia.
houseless combined form of house.
houselights the lights illuminating that part of a theater or auditorium in which the audience is seated.
housemaid a woman who does housework for a living, esp. as a servant in a given household.
housemaid's knee chronic inflammation of the area at the front of the kneecap, usu. due to much kneeling.
housemate one who shares a house, apartment, or the like with another who is not a family member.
housemother a woman whose occupation is supervising a residence for children or students, esp. a dormitory, fraternity, or sorority.
House of Burgesses formerly, the assembly of legislative representatives in colonial Virginia.
house of cards any structure, plan, arrangement, or the like that will collapse or fail because of its flimsiness.
House of Commons the elective lower legislative house of the British and Canadian parliaments.
house of correction an institution for the confinement and reformation of those convicted of minor offenses who are not regarded as confirmed criminals.