[hous-broh-kuh n] /ˈhaʊsˌbroʊ kən/
(of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the or in improper places.
verb (used with object), housebroke, housebroken, housebreaking.
to train (a pet) to excrete outdoors or in a specific place.
another word for house-trained See house-trained
1820, “to break into a house criminally;” see house (n.) + break (v.). Perhaps a back-formation from housebreaker, attested from mid-14c. Sense of “to train a domestic animal to be clean in the house” is from 1881. Related: Housebreaking; housebroken.
To be generally observant of the amenities; tame
[1932+; fr the condition of a pet who will soil the house with excreta]
noun 1. a professional visit, as by a doctor or sales representative, to the home of a patient or customer. house call n. A professional visit made to a home, especially by a physician.
[hous-kahrl] /ˈhaʊsˌkɑrl/ noun 1. a member of the household troops or bodyguard of a Danish or early English king or noble. /ˈhaʊsˌkɑːl/ noun 1. (in medieval Europe) a household warrior of Danish kings and noblemen
[hous-kat] /ˈhaʊsˌkæt/ noun 1. a domesticated cat kept as a pet.
- House church
noun 1. a group of Christians meeting for worship in a private house 2. a nondenominational charismatic Church movement