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houseplant a plant grown indoors, esp. as decoration.
house-raising a coming together of members of a rural community for the purpose of building a home or putting up the framework and roof of a home for another member.
House Rules Committee a powerful committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that determines when and how new legislation will be considered by House members. Often referred to as Rules Committee, its formal name is United States House Committee on Rules.
Houses of Parliament in the UK, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, or the building in London where the houses meet.
housetop the roof or top of a house.
House Un-American Activities Committee a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives (1938-75) created to investigate organizations and individual Americans suspected of being subversive or disloyal to the country. (abbr.: HUAC)
housewares household equipment, esp. kitchen items such as appliances and utensils.
housewarming a party given to celebrate moving into a new home.
housewife a married woman whose primary occupation is managing the cooking, cleaning, and other necessary duties of her family's household.
housework the tasks of housekeeping, particularly cleaning and caring for items inside the house.
housing a shelter or dwelling; lodging. [4 definitions]
housing project a publicly funded and administered housing development, usu. for low-income families.
hove a past tense and past participle of heave.
hovel a small, uncomfortable, often dirty dwelling. [2 definitions]
hover to stay suspended in the air, often by rapid fluttering, spinning, or the like. [4 definitions]
Hovercraft trademark for a vehicle able to move rapidly across land or water on air that is produced by powerful fans blowing downward from the craft.
how by what manner or means. [10 definitions]
how about what is your desire about having or doing.
how come (informal) why is it that.
how'd (informal) contracted form of "how did". ; contracted form of "how would".
howdah a seat, usu. equipped with a railing and canopy, designed for riding on the back of an elephant or camel.