open house

open house
noun Date: 15th century 1. ready and usually informal hospitality or entertainment for all comers 2. a house or apartment open for inspection especially by prospective buyers or tenants

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • open house — ► NOUN 1) a place or situation in which all visitors are welcome. 2) N. Amer. an open day …   English terms dictionary

  • open house — n. 1. an informal reception at one s home, with visitors freely coming and going 2. an occasion when a school, institution, etc. is open to visitors for inspection and observation of activities …   English World dictionary

  • open house — 1) N UNCOUNT If you say that someone keeps open house, you mean that they welcome friends or visitors to their house whenever they arrive and allow them to stay for as long as they want to. Father Illtyd kept open house and the boys would… …   English dictionary

  • open house — UK / US noun Word forms open house : singular open house plural open houses 1) [uncountable] a period of time when people are encouraged to visit a place keep open house: We keep open house for all our friends. 2) [uncountable] American a period… …   English dictionary

  • open house — 1. a party or reception during which anyone who wishes may visit to share in a celebration, meet a special guest, etc. 2. a time during which a school, institution, etc., is open to the public for exhibition or for some specific occasion. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Open House — A scheduled period of time in which a house or other dwelling is designated to be open for viewing for potential buyers. Open house can also refer to the real estate property itself. In either case, it applies to dwellings that are for sale by… …   Investment dictionary

  • open house — n. to have, hold an open house * * * [ˌəʊpən haʊs] hold an open house to have …   Combinatory dictionary

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