a small European swallow, Delichon urbica, that builds its nest under the eaves of houses.
a Eurasian swallow, Delichon urbica, with a slightly forked tail and a white and bluish-black plumage
[hous-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈhaʊsˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/ noun 1. a man who is in charge of a or a dormitory in a private school for boys. /ˈhaʊsˌmɑːstə/ noun 1. a teacher, esp in a boarding school, responsible for the pupils in his house
[hous-meyt] /ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt/ noun 1. a person with whom one shares a or other residence. 2. a sexual partner with whom one shares a or other living quarters without being married. /ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt/ noun 1. a person who is not part of the same family, but with whom one shares a house
noun, Dialect. 1. dust ball or dust balls. noun phrase The tufts and whorls of dust that accumulate under beds, tables, etc; beggar’s velvet, ghost turds, slut’s wool (1940s+)
- House moth
noun 1. either of two species of micro moth, esp the brown house moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) which, although it usually inhabits birds’ nests, sometimes enters houses where its larvae can be very destructive of stored fabrics and foodstuffs