The difference between Home and House

When used as nouns, home means one's own dwelling place, whereas house means a structure built or serving as an abode of human beings.

When used as verbs, home means to seek or aim for something, whereas house means to keep within a structure or container.

Home is also adverb with the meaning: to one's place of or one's customary or official location.

Home is also adjective with the meaning: of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country.

check bellow for the other definitions of Home and House

  1. Home as a noun:

    A dwelling. One's own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace. The place where a person was raised; childhood or parental home; home of one's parents or guardian. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections. A house that has been made home-like, to suit the comfort of those who live there. A place of refuge, rest or care; an asylum. The grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.


    "It's what you bring into a house that makes it a home'"

    "a home for outcasts"

    "a home for the blind"

    "a veterans' home'"

  2. Home as a noun:

    One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.

  3. Home as a noun:

    The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.


    "the home of the pine"

  4. Home as a noun:

    A focus point. The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal. Home plate. The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player. The landing page of a website; the site's homepage.


    "The object of Sorry! is to get all four of your pawns to your home."

  5. Home as a noun:

  1. Home as a verb (always, _, with "in on", transitive):

    To seek or aim for something.


    "The missile was able to home in on the target."

  1. Home as an adjective:

    Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.

  2. Home as an adjective:

    Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

  1. Home as an adverb (internet):

    to to one's place of or one's customary or official location to one's place of birth to the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length to the home page


    "go home'', ''come home'', ''carry home"

    "to drive a nail home''; ''to ram a cartridge home"

    "Click here to go home."

  2. Home as an adverb:

    in one's place of or one's customary or official location;


    "Everyone's gone to watch the game; there's nobody home."

  3. Home as an adverb:

    ; ; to the center;

  4. Home as an adverb (UK, soccer):

    into the

  5. Home as an adverb (nautical):

    into the right, proper or position


    "Sails sheeted home."

  1. House as a noun:

    A structure built or serving as an abode of human beings.


    "This is my house and my family's ancestral home."

  2. House as a noun:

    The people who live in a house; a household.

  3. House as a noun:

    A building used for something other than a residence (typically with qualifying word). A place of business; a company or organisation, especially a printing press, a publishing company, or a couturier. A place of public accommodation or entertainment, especially a public house, an inn, a restaurant, a theatre, or a casino; or the management thereof.


    "The former carriage house had been made over into a guest house."

    "On arriving at the zoo, we immediately headed for the [[monkey house monkey house]]."

    "A small publishing house would have a contract with an independent fulfillment house."

    "One more, sir, then I'll have to stop serving you – rules of the house, I'm afraid."

    "The house always wins."

  4. House as a noun:

    The audience for a live theatrical or similar performance.


    "After her swan-song, there wasn't a dry eye in the house."

  5. House as a noun (politics):

    A building where a deliberative assembly meets; whence the assembly itself, particularly a component of a legislature.


    "The petition was so ridiculous that the house rejected it after minimal debate."

  6. House as a noun:

    A dynasty; a family with its ancestors and descendants, especially a royal or noble one.


    "A curse lay upon the House of Atreus."

  7. House as a noun (metaphorical):

    a place of rest or repose.

  8. House as a noun:

    A grouping of schoolchildren for the purposes of competition in sports and other activities.


    "I was a member of Spenser house when I was at school."

  9. House as a noun:

    An animal's shelter or den, or the shell of an animal such as a snail, used for protection.

  10. House as a noun (astrology):

    One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart.

  11. House as a noun (cartomancy):

    The fourth Lenormand card.

  12. House as a noun (chess, now, rare):

    A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.

  13. House as a noun (curling):

    The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice.

  14. House as a noun:

    Lotto; bingo.

  15. House as a noun (uncountable):

    A children's game in which the players pretend to be members of a household.


    "As the babysitter, Emma always acted as the mother whenever the kids demanded to play house."

  16. House as a noun (US, dialect):

    A small stand of trees in a swamp.

  1. House as a verb (transitive):

    To keep within a structure or container.


    "The car is housed in the garage."

  2. House as a verb (transitive):

    To admit to residence; to harbor/harbour.

  3. House as a verb:

    To take shelter or lodging; to abide; to lodge.

  4. House as a verb (transitive, astrology):

    To dwell within one of the twelve astrological houses.

  5. House as a verb (transitive):

    To contain or cover mechanical parts.

  6. House as a verb (obsolete):

    To drive to a shelter.


    "rfquotek Shakespeare"

  7. House as a verb (obsolete):

    To deposit and cover, as in the grave.


    "rfquotek Sandys"

  8. House as a verb (nautical):

    To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe.


    "to house the upper spars"

  1. House as a noun (music genre):

    House music.