A house is a place where one lives, but it can also be an institution such as a school or church. It can even be an organization such as a political party or sports team. The word can also be used to describe a piece of land such as a farm or a city block. The term can also refer to a person’s behavior or qualities:

“He has the house of a jerk with a heart of gold.” — Hugh Laurie, Dr. Gregory House, the main character on the TV show House.

A household is a group of people who share living expenses and responsibilities. Households can include families, extended families, roommates or co-workers. The term can also refer to the people who run an organization or business, such as a newspaper or television show.

In the United States, a house can refer to a single-family home, an apartment building or a condominium. In the UK, a house is also a place where one lives, but it is more often used to refer to an estate that is owned by a family and used for multiple purposes. In the US, a house is usually considered to be a single-family residence that has a living area and kitchen. It may have bedrooms and bathrooms, but it is not usually large enough to be considered a mansion.

The term can also refer to a group of people who are related by blood or marriage: the House of Lords, the House of Commons and the House of Representatives in the United States, the royal families of Europe and many other countries, as well as religious organizations. In a more general way, it can refer to a group of people who are close friends: the House of Thirteen, for example.

Throughout the course of the show, we see that House is a diagnostician with a genius for diagnosing medical problems and is a brilliant researcher. He is an expert in several fields, including infectious disease and nephrology. He is also a skilled surgeon and a good chess player.

In addition to his prodigious intellect, House is an excellent teacher and a compassionate listener. His ability to empathize with patients is a rare gift. He has a strong interest in psychology and philosophy. He is also a devoted animal rights advocate.

Although he has many friends and acquaintances, House has only had seven significant relationships during his lifetime. This is primarily because his defensiveness and distrust of others make it difficult to develop a bond with them. He blames this on his dysfunctional childhood relationships, particularly his relationship with his mother and the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father.

During his time at the hospital, House has made it clear that he does not desire a romantic relationship. However, he is not without love interests. He is attracted to both Cuddy and Allison Cameron, a fellow diagnostician who shares his interest in sex and music. However, he feels that it would be inappropriate for him to pursue a romance with either of them.