from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who occupies or owns a house.
  • noun The head of a household.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The master or chief of a family; one upon whom rests the duty of supporting and governing the members of a family or household.
  • noun One who occupies a house; specifically, in law, one who owns or holds and occupies a house, or a part of one which constitutes a separate abode, and who habitually dwells therein, with others, if any, who are dependent on him.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.
  • noun See Compound, a.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The owner of a house.
  • noun The head of a household.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who owns a home


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