Wire House

Business / Taxes / Wire House: National brokerage firms with multiple branches were, in the past, linked by private telephone or other telecommunications networks that enabled them to transmit important news about the financial markets almost instantaneously. Because of these lines, or wires, the firms became known as wire houses. Although the Internet now makes it possible for all firms — and even individual investors — to have access to high-speed electronic data, the largest brokerage firms are still referred to as wire houses because of the technological edge they once enjoyed.

Other Words for House

House Adverb Synonyms: residence, dwelling, dwelling-place, home, abode, household, homestead, domicile, lodging(s), quarters, building, edifice
House Verb Synonyms: family, line, lineage, dynasty, clan, ancestry, strain, race, blood, descendants, forebears
House Noun Synonyms: legislature, legislative body, congress, parliament, assembly, council, diet

Retail House

Business / Finance / Retail House: A brokerage firm that caters to individual customers rather than large institutions. MORE

Run-Of-House (Roh)

Life Style / Travel / Run-Of-House (Roh): Refers to a hotel room, the type of which is assigned at the discretion of the hotel shortly before you arrive. Usually, the rates are lower. MORE

Rem Or Remote Wire

Technology / Home Audio / Rem Or Remote Wire: The cable connected between the amplifier and the receiver that turns on the amplifier whenever the receiver is on. The receiver's connection supplies a 12 volt signal only, that may be used simultane MORE