House vs. Building

House vs. Building — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between House and Building

Housenoun

A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.

Buildingnoun

Something that is built, as for human habitation; a structure.

Housenoun

A household or family.

Buildingnoun

The act, process, art, or occupation of constructing.

Housenoun

Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.

Buildingnoun

(uncountable) The act or process by which something is built; construction.

The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.
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Housenoun

A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit

a sorority house.

Buildingnoun

(countable) A closed structure with walls and a roof.

My sister lives in that apartment building.

Housenoun

A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something

a carriage house.the lion house at the zoo.

Buildingverb

present participle of build

Housenoun

A building devoted to a particular activity

a customs house.a house of worship.

Buildingnoun

a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place;

there was a three-story building on the cornerit was an imposing edifice
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Housenoun

A facility, such as a theater or restaurant, that provides entertainment or food for the public

a movie house.the specialty of the house.

Buildingnoun

the act of constructing or building something;

during the construction we had to take a detourhis hobby was the building of boats

Housenoun

The seating area in such an establishment

dimmed the lights in the house to signal the start of the show.

Buildingnoun

the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings;

their main business is home constructionworkers in the building trades

Housenoun

The audience or patrons of such an establishment

a full house.

Buildingnoun

the occupants of a building;

the entire building complained about the noise

Housenoun

A commercial firm

a brokerage house.

Housenoun

A publishing company

a house that specializes in cookbooks.

Housenoun

A gambling casino.

Housenoun

(Slang) A house of prostitution.

Housenoun

A residential college within a university.

Housenoun

often House A legislative or deliberative assembly.

Housenoun

The hall or chamber in which such an assembly meets.

Housenoun

A quorum of such an assembly.

Housenoun

often House A family line including ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble family

the House of Orange.

Housenoun

One of the 12 parts into which the heavens are divided in astrology.

Housenoun

The sign of the zodiac indicating the seat or station of a planet in the heavens. Also called mansion.

Housenoun

House music.

Houseverb

To provide living quarters for; lodge

The cottage housed ten students.

Houseverb

To shelter, keep, or store in a house or other structure

a library housing rare books.

Houseverb

To fit (something) into a socket or mortise.

Houseverb

(Nautical) To secure or stow safely.

Houseverb

To reside; dwell.

Houseverb

To take shelter.

Housenoun

A structure built or serving as an abode of human beings.

This is my house and my family's ancestral home.

Housenoun

The people who live in a house; a household.

Housenoun

A building used for something other than a residence (typically with qualifying word).

The former carriage house had been made over into a guest house.On arriving at the zoo, we immediately headed for the monkey house.

Housenoun

A place of business; a company or organisation, especially a printing press, a publishing company, or a couturier.

A small publishing house would have a contract with an independent fulfillment house.

Housenoun

A place of public accommodation or entertainment, especially a public house, an inn, a restaurant, a theatre, or a casino; or the management thereof.

One more, sir, then I'll have to stop serving you – rules of the house, I'm afraid.The house always wins.

Housenoun

The audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.

After her swan-song, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Housenoun

(politics) A building where a deliberative assembly meets; whence the assembly itself, particularly a component of a legislature.

The petition was so ridiculous that the house rejected it after minimal debate.

Housenoun

A dynasty; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one.

A curse lay upon the House of Atreus.

Housenoun

(metaphorical) a place of rest or repose.

Housenoun

A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.

I was a member of Spenser house when I was at school.

Housenoun

An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection.

Housenoun

(astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.

Housenoun

(cartomancy) The fourth Lenormand card.

Housenoun

A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.

Housenoun

(curling) The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice.

Housenoun

Lotto; bingo.

Housenoun

(uncountable) A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.

As the babysitter, Emma always acted as the mother whenever the kids demanded to play house.

Housenoun

A small stand of trees in a swamp.

Housenoun

(music genre) House music.

Houseverb

(transitive) To keep within a structure or container.

The car is housed in the garage.

Houseverb

(transitive) To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.

Houseverb

To take shelter or lodging; to abide; to lodge.

Houseverb

To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.

Houseverb

(transitive) To contain or cover mechanical parts.

Houseverb

(obsolete) To drive to a shelter.

Houseverb

(obsolete) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.

Houseverb

(nautical) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe.

to house the upper spars

Housenoun

a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families;

he has a house on Cape Codshe felt she had to get out of the house

Housenoun

an official assembly having legislative powers;

the legislature has two houses

Housenoun

a building in which something is sheltered or located;

they had a large carriage house

Housenoun

a social unit living together;

he moved his family to VirginiaIt was a good Christian householdI waited until the whole house was asleepthe teacher asked how many people made up his home

Housenoun

a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented;

the house was full

Housenoun

members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments;

he worked for a brokerage house

Housenoun

aristocratic family line;

the House of York

Housenoun

the members of a religious community living together

Housenoun

the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema;

the house applaudedhe counted the house

Housenoun

play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults;

the children were playing house

Housenoun

(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Housenoun

the management of a gambling house or casino;

the house gets a percentage of every bet

Houseverb

contain or cover;

This box houses the gears

Houseverb

provide housing for;

The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town