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house·boat

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

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

(ˈhaʊsˌboʊt)

n.
a flat-bottomed bargelike boat fitted for use as a floating dwelling.
[1780–90]
house′boat`er, n.
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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)
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Translations
قارِب سَكَن
obytný člun
husbåd
folyami lakóhajó
húsbátur
obytný čln
yüzer ev

houseboat

[ˈhaʊsbəʊt] Ncasa f flotante
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houseboat

[ˈhaʊsbəʊt] npéniche f (aménagée)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

houseboat

[ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt] nhouse boat f inv
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
It was just before the Henley week, and they were going up in large numbers; some by themselves, some towing houseboats. I do hate steam launches: I suppose every rowing man does.
They passed many arks and houseboats of fishermen moored among the tules, and the women and children, like the men in the boats, were dark-skinned, black-eyed, foreign.
ADIBS 2019 will showcase luxury yachts, leisure marine equipment and reflect marine market trends from around the world, with an increased spotlight on foiler technology, houseboats and catamarans, which have become widely popular in UAE waters due to their durability, ample space and engine speeds.
Wael Juju, Founder of V-Marine, said: "V-Marine specialises in the shipyard manufacturing of floating resorts and niche houseboats that are proudly powered by solar energy.
In Barking, houseboats along the River Roding collect just behind Barking Abbey and although from the outside they might look a little rusty, once inside you can see why those living there might be on to something.
Up until the 1980s the banks of the creek used to be home to a number of houseboats and cabins, until they became derelict as the community started to dissipate.
The representatives of major hotel and houseboat associations confirmed in the meeting that more than 90 percent room bookings in valley hotels and houseboats till May 2019 had been canceled and 10 percent is in pipeline.
ONE of the first things you will notice during your time in Amsterdam is the fact that the beautiful canals are lined with hundreds of houseboats. An integral part of the quirky Amsterdam cityscape, houseboats gained popularity in the 1970s and have kept afloat every since.
If you had to nominate one city where houseboats truly belong it has to be this Dutch metropolis with its concentric rings of canals.
Houseboats have become a popular alternative to renting expensive flats in the British capital, London.