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assumption something that is supposed or believed without questioning. For example, if you ask someone whether she is allowed to watch TV during dinner, you have made an assumption that there is a TV in her house. Assumptions are ideas people have that are not based on proven facts. An assumption can be correct or incorrect. [1/2 definitions]
attic the space in a house directly beneath the roof.
backyard an open area behind a house that is part of the homeowner's property.
birdhouse something constructed by humans as a place for a bird to build its nest. A birdhouse often looks like a small, simple house.
bobcat a wild cat with red-brown fur, tufted ears, and a short tail. Bobcats are about twice the size of a house cat. They are a kind of lynx and live in southern Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Bobcats are carnivorous mammals.
brownie a small fairy or elf who is believed to do good things around the house in secret at night. [1/3 definitions]
bungalow a small, cozy house; cottage.
cabin a small house, usually built in a simple or rough way. [1/2 definitions]
cat1 a small, furry mammal with whiskers, short ears, and a long tail. Cats, also called house cats, are often kept as pets or to catch mice and rats. [1/2 definitions]
chore a routine task around the house or yard. [1/2 definitions]
congress (capitalized) the branch of the U.S. government that is elected to make laws. Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. [1/2 definitions]
congressman (often capitalized) a male member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
congresswoman (often capitalized) a female member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
contractor a person who signs an agreement to carry out a particular job at a certain price and also to supply necessary things for the job. A contractor often hires, supervises, and pays other people to help or to do the work. A person in charge of building or repairing a house is often a contractor.
cottage a small house.
driveway a private road that leads from a street to a building such as a house or garage.
dwelling a place where a person lives; home; house.
estate a piece of land with a large house on it. [1/2 definitions]
feline having to do with cats, both house cats and cats that live in the wild. [2/3 definitions]
Halloween October 31. Halloween is celebrated by children who dress up in costumes and go from house to house begging for treats or playing tricks. In the Christian calendar, Halloween is the night before All Saints' Day, a festival celebrated by some Christian churches.
hallway a narrow passage in a house or building; corridor.