an employee of a department store, hotel, etc., employed to prevent thefts, violations of regulations, or other forms of misconduct on the part of patrons.
noun, Slang. 1. .
- House divided speech
A speech made by Abraham Lincoln to the Illinois Republican convention in 1858. In the speech, Lincoln noted that conflict between North and South over slavery was intensifying. He asserted that the conflict would not stop until a crisis was reached and passed, for, in a biblical phrase Lincoln used, “A house divided against itself […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a resident physician in a hospital, hotel, or other public institution. noun 1. a house officer working in a medical as opposed to a surgical discipline Compare house surgeon 2. a physician who lives in a hospital or other institution in which he is employed Compare resident (sense 7) house […]
[hous-dres] /ˈhaʊsˌdrɛs/ noun 1. a relatively simple and inexpensive suitable for housework.