Irreligiously Ir`re*li"gious*ly, adv. In an irreligious manner., Irreligiousness Ir`re*li"gious*ness, n. The state or quality of being irreligious; ungodliness., Religious Re*li"gious, n. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun. --Addison., Religious Re*li"gious (r?-l?j"?s), a. [OF. religius, religious, F. religieux, from L. religiosus. See Religion.] 1. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars. Our law forbids at their religious rites My presence. --Milton. 2. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc. Men whose lives Religious titled them the sons of God. --Mlton 3. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict. Thus, Indianlike, Religious in my error, I adore The sun, that looks upon his worshiper. --Shak. 4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows. One of them is religious. --Chaucer. Syn: Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact., --Simonds. House car (Railroad), a freight car with inclosing sides and a roof; a box car. House of correction. See Correction. House cricket (Zo["o]l.), a European cricket (Gryllus domesticus), which frequently lives in houses, between the bricks of chimneys and fireplaces. It is noted for the loud chirping or stridulation of the males. House dog, a dog kept in or about a dwelling house. House finch (Zo["o]l.), the burion. House flag, a flag denoting the commercial house to which a merchant vessel belongs. House fly (Zo["o]l.), a common fly (esp. Musca domestica), which infests houses both in Europe and America. Its larva is a maggot which lives in decaying substances or excrement, about sink drains, etc. House of God, a temple or church. House of ill fame. See Ill fame under Ill, a. House martin (Zo["o]l.), a common European swallow (Hirundo urbica). It has feathered feet, and builds its nests of mud against the walls of buildings. Called also house swallow, and window martin. House mouse (Zo["o]l.), the common mouse (Mus musculus). House physician, the resident medical adviser of a hospital or other public institution. House snake (Zo["o]l.), the milk snake. House sparrow (Zo["o]l.), the common European sparrow (Passer domesticus). It has recently been introduced into America, where it has become very abundant, esp. in cities. Called also thatch sparrow. House spider (Zo["o]l.), any spider which habitually lives in houses. Among the most common species are Theridium tepidariorum and Tegenaria domestica. House surgeon, the resident surgeon of a hospital. House wren (Zo["o]l.), the common wren of the Eastern United States (Troglodytes a["e]don). It is common about houses and in gardens, and is noted for its vivacity, and loud musical notes. See Wren. Religious house, a monastery or convent. The White House, the official residence of the President of the United States; -- hence, colloquially, the office of President., Religiously Re*li"gious*ly, adv. In a religious manner. --Drayton., Religiousness Re*li"gious*ness, n. The quality of being religious., Unreligious Un`re*li"gious, a. Irreligious. --Wordsworth.