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White House, the

Also called Executive Mansion. the official residence of the president of the United States, in Washington, D.C.: a large, two-story, freestone building painted white.
the executive branch of the U.S. federal government:
the White House's tax policy. Unabridged
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  • The officials come straight to the white house and the uninvited guests form a line on the grounds.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • There has really been an effort to keep the white house white.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • A long entry distinguished the white house, and though he knew a good deal of German he was beaten by the opening technical word.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • If my vote could do it you'd go into the white house to-morrow.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • Yesterday he was at the white house and came away with a shadow on his strong face.

    The Southerner Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for white house

White House

noun the White House
the official Washington residence of the president of the US
the US presidency
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White House definition

The mansion of the president of the United States in Washington, D.C. The White House contains reception and dining rooms, living quarters for the president and the president's family, the president's Oval Office, and offices for the presidential staff.

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