House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The show's main character is Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. The show′s premise originated with Paul Attanasio, while David Shore, who is credited as creator, was primarily responsible for the conception of the title character. The show′s executive producers include Shore, Attanasio, Attanasio′s business partner Katie Jacobs, and film director Bryan Singer. It ...

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  1. Human habitation
    1. A structure serving as an abode of human beings.
    2. An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection.
    3. A building used by people for something other than a main residence (typically with qualifying word).
    4. A public house, an inn, or the management of such.
      the House of the Rising Sun
      One more, sir, then I'll have to stop serving you – rules of the house, I'm afraid.
    5. A place of public entertainment, especially (without qualifying word) a theatre; also the audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.
    6. A brothel.
    7. A place of business; a company or organisation.
    8. The building where a deliberative assembly meets; hence, the assembly itself, forming a component of a (national or state) legislature.
      The petition was so ridiculous that the house rejected it after minimal debate.
    9. A printer's or publishing company.
    10. A place of gambling; a casino.
    11. A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.
  2. Extended senses
    1. Somewhere something metaphorically resides; a place of rest or repose.
      1. The people who live in the same house; a household.
  1. A dynasty, a familial descendance; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one.
  1. One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.
    1. A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.
  2. The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice.
  3. Lotto; bingo.
  4. House music.
  5. An aggregate of characteristics of a house.
    1. A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.


  1. To keep within a structure or container.
    The car is housed in the garage.
  2. To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.
  3. To take shelter or lodging; to abide; to lodge.
  4. To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.
  5. To contain or cover mechanical parts.
  6. To drive to a shelter.
  7. To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
  8. To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe.
    to house the upper spars

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