Definition of house-heating in English:

house-heating

noun

  • 1Scottish. A party or social event to celebrate moving to a new home, featuring the lighting of the fire; a house-warming. Now rare.

  • 2Literal. The action or process of heating a house. Frequently (and in earliest use) attributive.

Origin

Late 18th century. From house + heating. Compare earlier house-warming.

Pronunciation

house-heating

/ˈhaʊsˌhiːtɪŋ/