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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 ?
It was just before the Henley week, and they were going up in large numbers; some by themselves, some towing houseboats.
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.
Blue Wave Houseboat is a lush and leafy escape in the heart of the city.
A moored houseboat is an ideal compromise - all the magic of being on the water but without the responsibilities.
Nevertheless, the community isn't the main pull of houseboat living for McLaren.
Houseboats in the Alapuzha backwaters have been blamed for the degradation of the water body, but houseboat operators say that only a small percentage of houseboat operators are violating conservation laws and that they should be given proper training and awareness.
Designed and manufactured under The Boat House Boat Company Ltds (BHBC) Bluefield Houseboats brand, the fledgling company designs and manufactures a wide range of floating structures which can be used alone, as a houseboat, or in modular fashion to create new areas of public realm, housing and commercial spaces.
Sandbloom said students circumvent the houseboat capacity by picking up additional students at the public boat launch before proceeding to Slaughterhouse Island, where partying can rage day and night for days.
Utah can provide that, too, with mountain cabin getaways and lazy summer days on a houseboat.
Houseboat Hotel on Atlantic Ocean w/unobstructed views of John Pennekamp State Park.
Venice of the East At about 140 km form Thekkady, lies the city of Alleppey, famous for its luxurious houseboat cruises along the Kerala backwaters.
Synopsis: Bill Mahoney has been a vagabond since he began hitchhiking across the United States at thirteen, so finding a Dutch houseboat called Zwerver (which is Dutch for wanderer) is a perfect fit for him.