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house·boat

 (hous′bōt′)
n.
A barge designed and equipped for use as a dwelling.

houseboat

(ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt)
n
(Nautical Terms) a stationary boat or barge used as a home

house•boat

(ˈhaʊsˌboʊt)

n.
a flat-bottomed bargelike boat fitted for use as a floating dwelling.
[1780–90]
house′boat`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.houseboat - a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwellinghouseboat - a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
Translations
قارِب سَكَن
obytný člun
husbåd
folyami lakóhajó
húsbátur
obytný čln
yüzer ev

houseboat

[ˈhaʊsbəʊt] Ncasa f flotante

houseboat

[ˈhaʊsbəʊt] npéniche f (aménagée)

houseboat

[ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt] nhouse boat f inv

house

(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
adjective
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.
References in classic literature ?
Swinging through the trees with great speed, he reached the point only a moment after the ship had passed out of the harbor, so that he obtained an excellent view of the wonders of this strange, floating house.
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Summary: Dubai [UAE], Jan 5 (ANI): A floating house reportedly sank near the popular Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai on Friday.
Burqibah said that the floating house sank due to rough seas and 8 meter-high waves.
Which 2009 animated film features a floating house suspended by helium balloons?
Situated in Portland, this collaborative project is a 20-track album published by Floating House Records and features a diverse array of American artists bent on fighting back against Islamophobia, such as Tunisian musician Emel Mathlouthi and bands such as Fruit Bats.
TALACOGON -- Policemen swooped down on a floating house along the Agusan River here early Sunday and seized 3 grams of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and paraphernalia with a street value of P35,000.
Mr Groves said Hoare replied: "So you watched some porn where a blonde 16-year-old is having sex with a really, really grumpy old man in a floating house and there's a talking dog?
But much to the couple's relief, their floating house successfully made its way out of dry dock and was soon tethered to its permanent home in San Francisco's Mission Creek, where the Bertrams now live with their 19-month-old daughter, Mary.
The largest boat on show at the exhibition is a 40m Floating House from Emirates Waves, a company based in Abu Dhabi.