Article vs House - What's the difference?

article | house |


As a noun article

is a part or segment of something joined to other parts, or, in combination, forming a structured set.

As a verb article

is to bind by articles of apprenticeship.

As a proper noun house is

(us) the house of representatives, "the house".

article

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A part or segment of something joined to other parts, or, in combination, forming a structured set.
  • * Paley
  • upon each article of human duty
  • * Habington
  • each article of time
  • * E. Darwin
  • the articles which compose the blood
  • A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, etc.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=Lee A. Groat, volume=100, issue=2, page=128, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Gemstones , passage=Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are
  • A member of a group or class
  • An object.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles  […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.}}
  • (grammar) A part of speech that indicates, specifies and limits a noun (a'', ''an'', or ''the'' in English). In some languages the article''' may appear as an ending (e.g. definite ' article in Swedish) or there may be none (e.g. Russian, Pashto).
  • A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.
  • (derogatory) A person.
  • * {{quote-news, 2001, August 4, Lynne Walker, Classical: Musical portrait of the artist as a young man, The Independent citation
  • , passage="You dateless article ," stormed his father, leaving Bennett to realise in his laconic way that he was, and probably always would be, a disappointment to Dad.}}
  • A wench. A prime article = A handsome girl.
  • (dated) Subject matter; concern.
  • * Addison
  • a very great revolution that happened in this article of good breeding
  • * Daniel Defoe
  • This last article will hardly be believed.
  • (dated) A distinct part.
  • (obsolete) A precise point in time; a moment.
  • * Evelyn
  • This fatal news coming to Hick's Hall upon the article of my Lord Russell's trial, was said to have had no little influence on the jury and all the bench to his prejudice.

    Derived terms

    * charticle * listicle * definite article * indefinite article

    Verb

    (articl)
  • To bind by articles of apprenticeship.
  • to article an apprentice to a mechanic
  • * 1876 , Sabine Baring-Gould, The Vicar of Morwenstow ,
  • When the boy left school at Liskeard, he was articled to a lawyer, Mr. Jacobson, at Plymouth, a wealthy man in good practice, first cousin to his mother; but this sort of profession did not at all approve itself to Robert's taste, and he only remained with Mr. Jacobson a few months.
  • (obsolete) To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles or accusations.
  • * 1665 , Samuel Pepys, Diary ,
  • At noon dined alone with Sir W. Batten, where great discourse of Sir W. Pen, Sir W. Batten being, I perceive, quite out of love with him, thinking him too great and too high, and began to talk that the world do question his courage, upon which I told him plainly I have been told that he was articled against for it, and that Sir H. Vane was his great friend therein.
  • * Stat. 33 Geo. III
  • He shall be articled against in the high court of admiralty.
  • To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • If all his errors and follies were articled against him, the man would seem vicious and miserable.

    Derived terms

    * articled clerk

    Anagrams

    * ----

    house

    English

    Noun

    (houses)
  • (lb) Human habitation.
  • #(senseid) A structure serving as an abode of human beings.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:The big houses , and there are a good many of them, lie for the most part in what may be called by courtesy the valleys. You catch a glimpse of them sometimes at a little distance from the [railway] line, which seems to have shown some ingenuity in avoiding them,.
  • #*, chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path 
  • #An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection.
  • #A building used by people for something other than a main residence (typically with qualifying word).
  • #:
  • #A public house, an inn, or the management of such.
  • #:
  • #(senseid) A place of public entertainment, especially (without qualifying word) a theatre; also the audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house , and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.}}
  • #A brothel.
  • #(lb) A place of business; a company or organisation.
  • #(lb) The building where a deliberative assembly meets; hence, the assembly itself, forming a component of a (national or state) legislature.
  • #:
  • #A printer's or publishing company.
  • #:
  • #A place of gambling; a casino.
  • #A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.
  • #:
  • (lb) Extended senses.
  • #(lb) Somewhere something metaphorically resides; a place of rest or repose.
  • #*1598 , (Ben Jonson), (Every Man in His Humour)
  • #*:Like a pestilence, it doth infect / The houses of the brain.
  • #*1815 , (Walter Scott), (The Lord of the Isles)
  • #*:Such hate was his, when his last breath / Renounced the peaceful house of death .
  • #The people who live in the same house; a household.
  • #*(Bible), (w) x.2:
  • #*:one that feared God with all his house
  • #A dynasty, a familial descendance; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one.
  • #:
  • #(lb) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.
  • #*1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p.313:
  • #*:Since there was a limited number of planets, houses and signs of the zodiac, the astrologers tended to reduce human potentialities to a set of fixed types and to postulate only a limited number of possible variations.
  • #
  • #(lb) The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice.
  • #Lotto; bingo.
  • #(senseid) House music.
  • # An aggregate of characteristics of a house.
  • #*
  • #*
  • #*
  • # (lb) A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.
  • #:
  • Synonyms

    * (establishment) shop * (company or organisation) shop

    Derived terms

    * acid house * alehouse * auction house * basket house * birdhouse * boathouse * bring the house down * chapter house * country house * doghouse * doll's house * dosshouse * frame house * flophouse * full house * get on like a house on fire * glasshouse * Greek house * greenhouse * grow house * guesthouse, guest house * house arrest * houseboat * housebreaker * housecoat * house detective * household * householder * housekeeper * housekeeping * house leader * house lights * housemaid * house music * house of worship * houseplant * house poor * house-train * house warming * housewife * house wine * housework * housy-housy * lighthouse * lower house * meetinghouse, meeting house * on the house * outhouse * play house * playhouse * poorhouse * prisonhouse * public house * publishing house * put one's house in order * royal house * safe house * shophouse * storehouse * tiny house, 50 m2. * town house * tribal house * upper house * warehouse * wartime house * whorehouse * wirehouse

    Verb

    (hous)
  • To keep within a structure or container.
  • The car is housed in the garage.
  • * Evelyn
  • House your choicest carnations, or rather set them under a penthouse.
  • To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • Palladius wished him to house all the Helots.
  • To take shelter or lodging; to abide; to lodge.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You shall not house with me.
  • (astrology) To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.
  • * Dryden
  • Where Saturn houses .
  • To contain or cover mechanical parts.
  • (obsolete) To drive to a shelter.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
  • (Sandys)
  • (nautical) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe.
  • to house the upper spars

    Synonyms

    * (keep within a structure or container) store * (admit to residence) accommodate, harbor/harbour, host, put up * (contain or enclose mechanical parts) enclose