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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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Q: Normally, our family's summer vacation includes river rafting Or houseboating.
This excess snowmelt is creating more areas to explore at Lake Powell, America's favorite houseboating destination.
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.
Vance Barrett, founder and president of Best Vinyl, says that houseboating mixes adventure and relaxation, making it a perfect vacation for anyone.
Enjoy houseboating, unique lodging, interpretive tours, dining, sightseeing, shopping and more.
About 30 houseboats are available to rent from two companies, making Lake Billy Chinook the largest houseboating recreation destination between California's Lake Shasta and Lake Roosevelt in Washington.
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.
A 35-year-old Caucasian man went to a hospital emergency department 15 days after returning from a houseboating trip to New Melones Reservoir in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California.
Good houseboating seal: All you need to know about the Bakersfield-based Silver Valley Yacht Club (http://outworld.
In Ontario, houseboating hotspots include the Trent-Severn Waterway, a chain of lovely rivers and lakes linking Lake Ontario with Georgian Bay (R&R Houseboat Rentals, 1-888-784-2628 or www.