Masculine noun · Of uncertain affinity

Of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively):—home, house(-hold), temple.


  1. a house
    1. an inhabited house, home
    2. any building whatever
      1. of a palace
      2. the house of God, the tabernacle
    3. any dwelling place
      1. of the human body as the abode of demons that possess it
      2. of tents, and huts, and later, of the nests, stalls, lairs, of animals
      3. the place where one has fixed his residence, one's settled abode, domicile
  2. the inmates of a house, all the persons forming one family, a household
    1. the family of God, of the Christian Church, of the church of the Old and New Testaments
  3. stock, family, descendants of one

Usages (1/3)

Matthew 12:4

Quoting 1 Samuel 21:6

So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the LORD, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

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Matthew 21:13

Quoting Isaiah 56:7

Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

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