House of Commons meaning, House of Commons definition | English Cobuild dictionary


House of Commons

The House of Commons is the part of parliament in Britain or Canada whose members are elected. The building where they meet is also called the House of Commons.      n-proper   the N  
The House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected demands to bring back the death penalty for murder...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    abode, building, domicile, dwelling, edifice, habitation, home, homestead, pad     (slang)   residence  
2    family, household, ménage  
3    ancestry, clan, dynasty, family tree, kindred, line, lineage, race, tribe  
4    business, company, concern, establishment, firm, organization, outfit     (informal)   partnership  
5    assembly, Commons, legislative body, parliament  
6    hotel, inn, public house, tavern  
7    on the house      for nothing, free, gratis, without expense  
8    accommodate, billet, board, domicile, harbour, lodge, put up, quarter, take in  
9    contain, cover, keep, protect, sheathe, shelter, store  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
International House Of Pancakes
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
use your common sense or resourcefulness
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has
an affectionate slang name for a penis, similar to tadger, which is a more common used term. Used especially in the North of England, Todger has also been used as a nickname, particularly for males called Tom and Todd
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.


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