[hous-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈhaʊsˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
a man who is in charge of a or a dormitory in a private school for boys.
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
[hous-muhth-er] /ˈhaʊsˌmʌð ər/ noun 1. a woman in charge of a residence, especially for children, students, or young women, who acts as hostess, chaperon, and occasionally as housekeeper.