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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.
The answer is a resounding yes, according to boat-builder John Flynn and marina boss Brian Hunt, who have just sold their first houseboat - a craft called Molly - for pounds 94,000.
Alba Arbuckle is a beautiful young woman living on a houseboat named after her mother, Valentina, in London in 1971.
They have refused to move despite Warwick district councillors denying permission for them to stay there permanently, sparking furious complaints from neighbours, who say the narrow boat setting - a field set for regeneration - now includes a brick garage, shed, mooring platform and a track leading to the houseboat.
Well, for pounds 299,950 you get a 55ft houseboat with mooring.
The multichannel video projections of Pirate Party and Houseboat Party (both 2001-2005) (the latter's "set" appears in the central gallery alongside the frigate), match the chaotic, orgiastic complexities of the installation, and their overall visual and sonic effect is like a wall of hysteria.
There are many weekend choices only natives tend to know about, here; from renting a houseboat on Shasta Lake and visiting the tufa mounds and birds at Mono Lake to biking on Angel Island.
Houseboat Hotel on Atlantic Ocean w/unobstructed views of John Pennekamp State Park.
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.
A MAN who burgled a houseboat was yesterday jailed for a total of 20 months and banned by a restraining order from entering Conwy marina for three years.
He was in his houseboat and people's cries and shrieks had filled the air.