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Definition of house verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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. 2house 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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