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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.