house-warming


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house-warming

n
a. a party given after moving into a new home
b. (as modifier): a house-warming party.
Translations

house-warming

[ˈhaʊsˌwɔːmɪŋ] N (also house-warming party) → fiesta f de estreno de una casa

house-warming

[ˈhaʊsˌwɔːmɪŋ] n (also house-warming party) → festa per inaugurare la casa nuova

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 ?
I would not by any means consent to this, for it occurred to me that I really ought to have a little house-warming, and that there never could be a better opportunity.
I've got a house-warming party to-night; it's only a step from here.
FORGET house-warming parties, Christenings or leaving do's.
The star was at her new digs less than a day before deciding to throw a massive house-warming bash.
Caption: "As true buyer's agents, we wanted to introduce Evans Real Estate Investments to the Upper West Side neighborhood with our version of a house-warming party," said Karina Sagiev, managing partner of Evans Real Estate Investments, as she cut the ribbon to officially open the firm's new Lincoln Center office.
Meanwhile, the Left opposition was up in arms against state Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, alleging he had been protecting the actress, as the minister was seen attending the house-warming function of a luxury house Menon had constructed near Kottayan.
Don't be shellfish, buy someone one of these British-made 100% cotton tea towels from the Richard Bramble Collection as a house-warming gift.
documents are finalised, you've paid the agreed price and got the keys, all you have to do is plan the house-warming.
Trevor and Susannah, well played by Stuart Goodwin and Amanda Robinson, arrive separately at a house-warming party arranged by Malcolm (Ian Davies) and Kate (Denise Baker), and trouble flares as guests' coats are piled upon a bed.
In January, Hough and Capt Phillips hosted a house-warming party for friends at a PNDS 280,000 property in Wellington, Florida.
He was very happy to have secured a villa with a magnificent private pool at a knockdown monthly rental price (not surprisingly, it had been empty for several months) and set about inviting friends over to a house-warming party.
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