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A barge designed and equipped for use as a dwelling.


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



a flat-bottomed bargelike boat fitted for use as a floating dwelling.
house′boat`er, n.
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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)
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[ˈhaʊsbəʊt] Ncasa f flotante


[ˈhaʊsbəʊt] npéniche f (aménagée)


[ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt] nhouse boat f inv


(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.
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.
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Drive out of Sarasota and in a few hours you can be relaxing on a secluded island beach or houseboating down a lazy river past Old Florida fish camps.
Charlie and Charlotte Box of Bend, former longtime residents of Eugene, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration and a houseboating vacation on Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona.
She came on almost all his trips, including campaign trains and houseboating vacations along the Florida coast.
Houseboating on Lake Powell is an iconic family getaway for Utahns--and for very good reason.
Q: Normally, our family's summer vacation includes river rafting Or houseboating.
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The 2011 Half-Off Houseboating Offer is valid on Expedition, Voyager, Adventurer, Navigator, Discovery XL Platinum, Escape, Journey and Excursion series houseboats for a minimum trip of five-days.
Lake Powell Resorts Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas has announced new fall dates for the Introduction to Houseboating weekend program, which combines hands-on instruction with a licensed captain and insider tips for exploring Lake Powell.
KTDC is also offering houseboating in the picturesque Alappuzha backwaters as a part of the travel package.
What do Sheryl Swoopes, houseboating and roller derby have in common?
Enjoy houseboating, unique lodging, interpretive tours, dining, sightseeing, shopping and more.
Many of the examples of alternatives in the book do require that you own some acreage, but not all--such as houseboating, property caretaking, building a granny house (in one of those few backyards where there actually is the space--now even more legal in California under a new bill), full-time motorhoming, and one of my favorites, an $8,000 A-frame cabin built from inexpensive plans.