House v. t. [imp. & p. p. Housed p. pr. & vb. n. Housing.]
1. To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
At length have housed me in a humble shed. --Young.
House your choicest carnations, or rather set them under a penthouse. --Evelyn.
2. To drive to a shelter.
3. To admit to residence; to harbor.
Palladius wished him to house all the Helots. --Sir P. Sidney.
4. To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
5. Naut. To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.