House vs Building - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between house and building

is that house is (senseid) a structure serving as an abode of human beings while building is (uncountable) the act or process of building.

As verbs the difference between house and building

is that house is to keep within a structure or container while building is (build).

house

English

Noun

(houses)
  • (lb) Human habitation.
  • #(senseid) A structure serving as an abode of human beings.
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  • #*: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,.
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  • , 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.
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  • #(senseid) A place of public entertainment, especially (without qualifying word) a theatre; also the audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.
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  • #*{{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.
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  • #A printer's or publishing company.
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  • #A place of gambling; a casino.
  • #A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.
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  • (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.
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  • #(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.
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  • #(lb) The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice.
  • #Lotto; bingo.
  • #(senseid) House music.
  • # An aggregate of characteristics of a house.
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  • # (lb) A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.
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  • 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

    building

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) The act or process of building.
  • A closed structure with walls and a roof.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
    Synonyms
    * (act or process of building) construction * (closed structure with walls and a roof) edifice * See also
    Derived terms
    * apartment building * * building blocks * building permit * building society * building trade * office building * outbuilding * shipbuilding * bodybuilding * main building

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

    Etymology 2

    See (build)

    Verb

    (head)