house [-s] n

OE hús < Germanic.

  1. Biological family; ancestors and descendants.
  2. Home; dwelling; building; habitation for humanity.
  3. Nest; dwelling of a creature.
  4. Heaven; place in paradise; abode of the righteous dead.
  5. Theater audience; spectators in a playhouse.
  6. Tomb; grave; final resting place.
  7. Church; temple; tabernacle.
  8. Wealth; estate; possessions.
  9. Body; residence of the soul.
  10. Building for the keeping of plants.
  11. Earth; natural paradisiacal state of the earth.
  12. Phrase. “Light House”: coastal building that gives light and direction to ships.