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Definition of house verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    house

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//haʊz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they house
     
    he / she / it houses
     
    past simple housed
     
    -ing form housing
     
     
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    provide home
  1. 1house somebody to provide a place for someone to live The government is committed to housing the refugees.
  2. keep something
  3. 2 house something to be the place where something is kept or where something operates from The gallery houses 2,000 works of modern art. The museum is housed in the Old Court House. These offices also house a printing business. The books were housed in glass-fronted cases.
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