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