house-raising
noun Date: 1704 the joint erection of a house or its framework by a gathering of neighbors

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  • house-raising — n. A gathering for the construction of a house by a group of neighbors, usually in a rural community, and sometimes accomplished in a single day; similar to a {barn raising}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • house-raising — ☆ house raising [hous′rā΄ziŋ ] n. a gathering of the members of a rural community to help build a neighbor s house or its framework …   English World dictionary

  • house-raising — house′ rais ing n. a gathering of persons in a rural community to help one of its members build a house • Etymology: 1695–1705, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • house-raising — noun construction by a group of neighbors • Hypernyms: ↑construction, ↑building * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the joint erection of a house or its framework by a gathering of neighbors * * * /hows ray zing/, n. a gathering of persons in a rural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • house-raising — /hows ray zing/, n. a gathering of persons in a rural community to help one of its members build a house. [1695 1705, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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