the entertainment of guests for one or more nights at one’s home, a fraternity or sorority house, etc.
the guests at such an affair or party:
The house party goes sailing today.
a party, usually in a country house, at which guests are invited to stay for several days
the guests who are invited
[hous-pair-uh nt, -par-] /ˈhaʊsˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-/ noun 1. one of a married couple responsible for a group of young people, as students, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc., sometimes acting solely as an advisor, but often serving as host or hostess, chaperon, housekeeper, etc. 2. a housemother or housefather.
- How goes it
see: how do you do ?
- How it shakes out
adverb phrase The consequences; the fate of an idea, experiment, endeavor, etc: This may or may not fly; we’ll just wait and see how it shakes out (1990s+)
[hou-it-ser] /ˈhaʊ ɪt sər/ noun, Ordnance. 1. a cannon having a comparatively short barrel, used especially for firing shells at a high angle of elevation, as for reaching a target behind cover or in a trench. /ˈhaʊɪtsə/ noun 1. a cannon having a short or medium barrel with a low muzzle velocity and a steep […]