Etymology
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Words related to house

rough-house (n.)

1887, "uproar, disturbance," from rough (adj.) + house (n.). The verb, "behave or act boisterously or violently," is attested by 1896. Related: Rough-housing.

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roundhouse (n.)

also round-house, mid-15c., "lockup, place of imprisonment, a guarded building" (a sense now obsolete), from Dutch rondhuis "guardhouse;" see round (adj.) + house (n.). The U.S. railroading sense of "circular shed for locomotives with a turntable in the center" is from 1856. In pugilism, in reference to a blow delivered with a wide sweep of the arm (by 1920); in baseball of a sidearm pitch (by 1910), both perhaps extended from the mechanical sense of "round building for machinery worked by circular movement."

row-house (n.)

also rowhouse, 1913, American English, from row (n.1), which is attested from mid-15c. in sense of "a number of houses in a line," + house (n.).

school-house (n.)

also schoolhouse, "building appropriated for school use, place where students are taught," c. 1300, scole-hous (late 13c. in place names), from school (n.1) + house (n.). Latin schola was translated in Old English as larhus, literally "lore house;" see lore (n.). But this seems to have been a glossary word only.

sick-house (n.)

"house for the accommodation of the sick," early 15c., sek hous; see sick (adj.) + house (n.).

slaughterhouse (n.)

also slaughter-house, late 14c., "place where animals are butchered for meat," from slaughter (n.) + house (n.). The Slaughter-house cases in U.S. history were 1873.

spring-house (n.)

also springhouse, 1762, from spring (n.2) + house (n.).

state-house (n.)

1630s, American English, "a building used for public business," from state (n.2) + house (n.).

storehouse (n.)

mid-14c., from store (n.) + house (n.). Figurative use from 1570s.

taphouse (n.)

also tap-house, c. 1500, from tap (n.1) + house (n.).

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