House vs Kite - What's the difference?

house | kite |

As a proper noun house

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

As a noun kite is

a bird of prey of the family accipitridae belonging to one of the following groups: or kite can be the stomach; belly or kite can be (label) a weight-measure unit from ancient egypt, equivalent to 01 deben.

As a verb kite is

to fly a kite.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (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).
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  • #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


  • 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


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



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • A bird of prey of the family Accipitridae belonging to one of the following groups:
  • # Any bird of subfamily Milvinae, with long wings and weak legs, feeding mostly on carrion and spending long periods soaring.
  • # A bird of genus Elanus , having thin pointed wings, that preys on rodents and hunts by hovering. Also, any bird of related genera in the subfamily Elaninae.
  • A lightweight toy or other device carried on the wind and tethered and controlled from the ground by one or more lines.
  • A tethered object which deflects its position in a medium by obtaining lift and drag in reaction with its relative motion in the medium.
  • * {{quote-news, 1906, September 12, , Water Kites, Fairbanks Evening News, page=2 citation
  • , passage=The purpose of the water kite is to float beneath or beside the ship at a depth sufficient to insure safety.}}
  • (label) A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.
  • (label) A fraudulent draft, such as a check one drawn on insufficient funds or with altered face value.
  • * {{quote-news, 1991, May 21, Alex Barnum, Suspect Named in Kiting Case, San Jose Mercury News citation
  • , passage= But she said, "if this was a kite , he didn't realize that you don't have the float time of the old days," which made check-kiting easier. }}
  • (label) A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet.
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, Erin Sullivan, Retrograde Planets: Traversing the Inner Landscape, page=144-145 citation
  • , passage=Frequently a kite formation is created by one of the planets in the trine by its opposition to another planet, which allows expulsion and redirection of the pent-up energy associated with a closed circuit.}}
  • (label) An aircraft, or aeroplane.
  • * {{quote-book, 2004, Harry Foxley, Marking Time: An Account Of Ordinary Soldiering, page=133 citation
  • , passage=This time, the engine roared and the kite rocked against the brakes then sluggishly rolled down the strip.}}
  • A lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding-sail.
  • * {{quote-book, 1863, , 3= English Traits, page=33
  • , passage=Our good master keeps his kites up to the last moment, studding-sails alow and aloft, and, by incessant straight steering, never loses a rod of way.}}
  • A spinnaker.
  • A short letter.
  • (label) A rapacious person.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A fish, the brill.
  • Derived terms
    {{der3, black kite , box kite , go fly a kite , high as a kite , kiteboarding , kite buggy , kite fishing , kite surfing , powerkite , stunt kite , yellow-billed kite}}


  • To fly a kite.
  • To glide in the manner of a kite.
  • To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing.
  • To toss or cast.
  • * {{quote-book, 1942, , Phantom Lady, page=189 citation
  • , passage=Lombard swung at the sweet pea he had dropped, caught it neatly with the toe of his shoe, and kited it upward with grim zest, as though doing that made him feel a lot better.}}
  • (label) To write a check on an account with insufficient funds, expecting that funds will become available by the time the check clears.
  • (label) To cause an increase, especially in costs.
  • (label) To keep ahead of (a pursuing monster or mob) in order to attack it repeatedly from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger.
  • * {{quote-book, 2001, Juanita Jones, Everquest Player's Guide: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page=87 citation
  • , passage=If you're pulling or kiting a creature and it aggros an innocent passer-by, it's your fault and you should apologize.}}
  • To deflect sideways in the water.
  • * {{quote-us-patent, 1973, Clarence K. Chatten, Weather Resistant Segmented Fairing for a Tow Cable, 3899991 citation
  • , passage=This column action causes the tow line to kite either to the port or the starboard side,
  • To send a short letter.
  • * {{quote-book, 1966, Rose Giallombardo, Society of Women: A Study of a Women's Prison citation
  • , passage=I have been working like a dam mule this morning and just found time to kite you.}}
  • To steal.
  • * {{quote-book, 1994, , The Shawshank Redemption, page=36 citation
  • , passage= Andy also kept a box of that in his cell, although he didn't get it from me — I imagine he kited it from the prison laundry.}}
  • (label) To hunt with a hawk.
  • (Francis Bacon)
    Derived terms
    * check kiting * kiter

    See also

    * * *

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain. Possibly from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (Scotland)


    (en noun)
  • The stomach; belly.
  • Etymology 3

    Probably from Ancient Egyptian.


  • (label) A weight-measure unit from Ancient Egypt, equivalent to 0.1 deben
  • Anagrams

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