house

house
noun
1. (dwelling) 
a. la casa (F) 
We bought a larger house when our third child was born.Compramos una casa más grande cuando nació nuestro tercer hijo.
2. (household) 
a. la casa (F) 
The whole house was happy with the news.Toda la casa se alegró al saber la noticia.
3. (politics) 
The House of Representatives is one of two legislative bodies in the United States Government.La Cámara de Representantes es uno de los dos cuerpos legislativos del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.
4. (in a debate) (United Kingdom) 
The house finds that team A has won the debate.La asamblea considera que el equipo A ha ganado el debate.
5. (theater) 
a. la sala (F) 
The house lights dimmed and the curtain opened. Las luces de la sala se atenuaron y el telón se abrió.
The house buzzed with excitement in anticipation of the live appearance of the movie's stars.El público aguardaba con entusiasmo la aparición en vivo de las estrellas de la película.
The second house usually has better attendance.La segunda función suele tener más público.
6. (business) 
a. la casa (F) 
She worked at the house of Gucci for 15 years before launching her own line.Trabajó en la casa Gucci 15 años antes de lanzar su propia línea.
He started a software house after graduating in computer science.Fundó una empresa de software después de graduarse en ciencias de la computación.
7. (family lineage) 
a. la casa (F) 
The Houses of Lancaster and York battled in the War of the Roses.Las Casas de Lancaster y York pelearon en la guerra de las Dos Rosas.
The House of Borgia was very influential during the Renaissance.La familia Borgia fue muy influyente durante el Renacimiento.
8. (astrology) 
The sun was in the house of Capricorn when you were born.El sol estaba en la casa celeste de Capricornio cuando naciste.
9. (religious building) 
a. la casa (F) 
We gather in the house of prayer to worship our Lord.Nos reunimos en la casa de oración para adorar a nuestro Señor.
We visited a beautiful house in Bedfordshire, and chatted with the monks.Visitamos un bello monasterio en Bedfordshire y platicamos con los monjes.
transitive verb
10. (to accommodate) 
a. alojar 
The dorms house most of the students, but some live off-campus. Los dormitorios alojan a la mayoría de los estudiantes, pero algunos viven fuera del campus.
The orphanage houses 150 children. El orfanato les da alojamiento a 150 niños.
11. (to contain) 
a. albergar 
The museum houses a collection of 15th century royal garments.El museo alberga una colección de prendas reales del siglo XV.
12. (to store) 
a. almacenar 
The Ministry of Health houses about 4,000 vaccines at its headquarters.El Ministerio de Salud almacena unas 4,000 vacunas en su sede.
b. guardar 
The business's equipment was temporarily housed in a tent after the fire.Después del incendio los equipos del negocio se guardaron provisoriamente en una carpa.
house
sustantivo [haʊs]
1. casa (f) (dwelling)
  • to set one's house in order (sentido figurado) poner sus cosas or asuntos en orden, poner la casa en orden (Am)
  • to get on like a house on fire llevarse estupendamente
  • the house of God la casa del Señor
  • the house of Commons/Lords la Cámara de los Comunes/Lores
  • the Houses of Parliament el Parlamento británico
  • the house of Representatives la Cámara de Representantes
  • the house of Stuart/Bourbon la casa de los Estuardo/los Borbones
  • house arrest (Law) arresto (m) domiciliario
  • house guest huésped (sustantivo masculino) , invitado(a) (sustantivo masculino o femenino)
  • house martin avión (m) común
  • house painter pintor(ora) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) de brocha gorda
  • house party fiesta (f) (en una casa de campo)
  • house plant planta (f) de interior
  • house surgeon cirujano(a) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) residente (in hospital)
2. casa (f) empresa (f) (comercio) (company)
  • banking house banco (m)
  • publishing house (casa (f) ) editorial (f)
  • house style política (f) (de estilo) de la casa
3. (restaurant)
  • on the house por cuenta de la casa
  • house wine vino (m) de la casa
4. (Theat)
  • an empty/a good house un público escaso/numeroso
5. (music)
    (música (f) ) house (m)
6. = división que se hace de los alumnos de cada curso para la realización de actividades no académicas
verbo transitivo [haʊz]
7. alojar (person, collection, mechanism) (británico)
HOUSE OF COMMONS La Cámara de los Comunes o cámara baja británica está compuesta por 650 diputados (“MPs”) elegidos por un período de cinco años y que ocupan un escaño unos 175 días al año.
HOUSE OF LORDS Tradicionalmente, la Cámara de los Lores o cámara alta británica estaba compuesta por nobles hereditarios, obispos y magistrados, y desde 1958 el primer ministro tiene la potestad de nombrar a miembros vitalicios. Aparte de su cometido senatorial, también ejerce las funciones de tribunal supremo en todo el país, excepto en Escocia. En 1998 se abolió el derecho de los nobles hereditarios a formar parte de esta cámara, aunque todavía tienen la capacidad de elegir por votación a 90 nuevos miembros entre sus pares. En la actualidad el gobierno británico está estudiando la introducción de nuevas reformas. Entre ellas, que los componentes de esta cámara sean escogidos por sufragio.
house
[haʊs]
noun
houses (plural) [ˈhaʊzɪz]
1 (building) casa (f)
the party's at my/John's house la fiesta es en mi casa/en casa de John; let's go to your house vamos a tu casa
she needs more help in the house they live in a big old house
are you handy around the house? ¿eres un manitas para la casa?
house of cards castillo (m) de naipes
the life we've built together could collapse like a house of cards
the house of God la casa del Señor
the house of God should be open to all comers, not padlocked like some counting house remember you are in the house of God
to move house mudarse (de casa)
I've moved house since I last saw you
to keep open house tener la puerta siempre abierta; recibir a todo el mundo
he used to keep open house on Sundays we decided to hold an open house, inviting women from our area to come and join us for an evening the winery well organized to receive visitors on an open house basis
to get on like a house on fire (progress) ir sobre ruedas (informal); [+people] llevarse de maravilla (informal)
he translated the signs for me and laughed a lot and /we got along like a house on fire/ the work's coming along like a house on fire
2 (household) casa (f)
the noise woke the whole house el ruido despertó a toda la casa
so I grew up with that feeling that the man is head of the house
to keep house (for sb) llevar la casa (a algn)
he lives with an aunt who keeps house for him
the children were playing (at) house los niños estaban jugando a las casitas
to set up house poner casa
they set up house together you cannot conceive what it costs to set up house she set up house with one of her fellow students
to put or set or get one's house in order poner sus asuntos en orden
the government must put its economic house in order el gobierno debe poner en orden la economía
before you lecture me, I suggest you set your own house in order he needs to look at his whole lifestyle and get his house in order he's got his house in order and made some tremendous decisions
3 (Pol) cámara (f)
the Republicans have majorities in both Houses
the House (House of Commons) la Cámara de los Comunes; (US) la Cámara de Representantes
he's crossed the House to join the Labour Party the House will rise some members of the House and Senate worked all day yesterday
the upper/lower house la cámara alta/baja
the bill last month passed the lower house, but debate on the bill in the upper house ended in a stalemate the lower house of the Japanese Parliament passed a controversial bill
the House of Commons/Lords (Britain) (building, members) la Cámara de los Comunes/Lores
the Houses of Parliament (Britain) el Parlamento
the House of Representatives (US) la Cámara de Representantes
note See culture box in entry speaker.
4 (in debate) asamblea (f)
this house believes that ... esta asamblea cree que ...
5 (Britain) (Educ) subdivisión de alumnos que se crea en algunos colegios para promover la competición entre ellos
he was a prefect and house captain
6 (Teat) (auditorium) sala (f); (audience) público (m)
is there a doctor in the house?
full house (teatro (m)) lleno (m)
house full no hay localidades
they played to packed houses llenaban las salas
the second house la segunda función
to bring the house down [+act, scene] hacer que se venga abajo la sala or el teatro; [+joke] hacer morirse de risa a todos
finally a ludicrous flamenco brings the house down and the piece to an end I included a parody of "Frankie and Johnny" called "Fergie And Johnny" and it almost brought the house down she said to the maid, "oh Anna, all those pots and pans - let me help you" with such arch insincerity that /she brought the house down/
7 (Comm) casa (f)
the House of Fraser
banking house entidad (f) bancaria
almost all the transactions went through the hands of a few large London banking houses
fashion house casa (f) de modas
many of the clothes come from the world's top fashion houses
finance house entidad (f) financiera
finance houses and insurance companies report an improvement in business confidence City finance house Morgan Grenfell [in]/[out of] house
we do our printing in house hacemos nuestra propia impresión; hacemos la impresión en la empresa
some firms are beginning to set up their own marketing departments in house
it's on the house invita la casa
would you like to try a local chicken dish? On the house naturally
TV programmes made out of house programas de televisión realizados por productoras externas
publishing house (casa (f)) editorial (f)
eventually she was fired from her job at a publishing house
8 (family, line) casa (f); familia (f)
the Saudi Royal House
the House of Windsor la casa de los Windsor
9 (Cards)
full house full (m)
10 (Astrol) casa (f) (celeste)
[haʊz]
transitive verb
1 (provide accommodation for) [+person, family] alojar; dar alojamiento a
the dwellings built by factory owners to house their workers regrettably we have to house families in these inadequate flats the town offered to house six refugee families the duty of local authorities to house homeless people
2 (have space for, contain) albergar
the building will not house them all el edificio no podrá albergarlos a todos; no cabrán todos en el edificio
the building will house 12 boys and 8 girls the building houses three offices the chateau is open to the public and houses a museum of motorcycles and cars the office complex that used to house the Central Committee of the Communist Party
3 (store) guardar; almacenar
the freezer is housed in the basement the papers were housed in a box
4 (Mec) encajar
the winding gear is housed in this box
[haʊs]
modifier
house agent (n) (Britain) agente (m) inmobiliarioainmobiliaria;a inmobiliaria
/a recent league table of house agents/ produced by Chartered Surveyor Weekly showed 16 agents with 100 or more offices world-wide
house arrest (n) arresto (m) domiciliario
to be under house arrest estar bajo arresto domiciliario
she is still under house arrest after 18 months to [put] [place] sb under house arrest the main opposition leaders had been arrested or placed under house arrest
house call (n) consulta (f) a domicilio
to [make] a house call does your doctor make house calls in the evening?
house contents insurance (n) seguro (m) del contenido de una casa
the agent may not agree to house contents insurance cover until the property is deemed secure house contents insurance is expected to rise by 17 per cent
house doctor (n)
house physician See culture box in entry house.
house guest (n) invitadoainvitada (m) (f);a invitada
we became friends - he has been my house guest on several occasions Sarah Ferguson is invited as the Queen's house guest to Windsor Castle for Ascot write an article for the house journal or a professional magazine in your field
house lights (n) (Teat) luces (f) de sala
the house lights dimmed, flickered and went out
house manager (n) (Teat) encargadoaencargada (m) (f) del teatro;a encargada
Rudy Stewart is the associate house manager at Carnegie Hall
house martin (n) avión (m) común
a pair of house martins had made their nest in the eaves
house officer (n) internoainterna (m) (f);a interna
house owner (n) propietarioapropietaria (m) (f) de una casa;a propietaria
the increase hits house owners particularly hard
house painter (n) pintorapintora (m) (f) (de brocha gorda);a pintora
as a house painter he often had the job of removing graffiti
house party (n) (event) fiesta de varios días en una casa de campo; (people) grupo (m) de invitados que pasan varios días en una casa de campo; (que pasan varios días en una casa de campo)
the ritual of the very grand country house party some members of the house party packed and left
house physician (n) (Britain) médicoamédica (m) (f) internoainterna;a médica a interna
he became a senior house physician at the infirmary
house plant (n) planta (f) de interior
a few house plants here and there can make a room more pleasant to be in
house prices (n) el precio de la vivienda
houses prices have risen 1.7 per cent over the last month
house red (n) tinto (m) de la casa
I'll have a bottle of the house red the proceeds from the house sale were invested on her behalf they report a big surge in house sales last month
house sparrow (n) gorrión (m) común
house style (n) estilo (m) de la casa
house surgeon (n) (Britain) cirujanoacirujana (m) (f) internoainterna;a cirujana a interna
he reappeared in London as House Surgeon and Medical Registrar for Charing Cross Hospital I can recommend the house white
house wine (n) vino (m) de la casa
we ordered a carafe of the house wine
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