Definition of the White House noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the White House

    BrE BrE//ðə ˈwaɪt haʊs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˈwaɪt haʊs//
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  1. 1the official home of the President of the US in Washington, DC Culture The White House is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. It is built of stone painted white and was designed in 1800 by James Hoban, who was born in Ireland. The building was burned by British troops during the War of 1812 and later built again.
  2. 2the US President and his or her officials The White House has issued a statement. White House aides More Like This Place names representing activities Downing Street, Madison Avenue, Grub Street, Holyrood, Main Street, Number Ten, the Oval Office, the Palace, Silicon Valley, the Vatican, Whitehall, the White HouseSee worksheet.
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