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|English term or phrase: fraternity house|
|a kind of house|
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以下均为google上搜集的定义（在google.com键入 define: [keyword]）：
*Definitions of fraternity house on the Web:
chapterhouse: a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity
*Definitions of chapterhouse on the Web:
a building attached to a monastery or cathedral; used as a meeting place for the chapter
a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity
*Definitions of fraternity on the Web:
a social club for male undergraduates
brotherhood: people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
A group of students in a club organized for social, professional or academic reasons. Fraternities are usually designated by Greek letters. While fraternities may have men and women members, usually they are groups of men. Groups of women are usually referred to as sororities.
an organization of college students and alumni; from the Latin noun fraternitas meaning "brotherhood."
The name that applies to all Greek letter organizations characterized by a ritual, pin, and strong tie to friendship and moral principles. Informally, women’s fraternities are called sororities.
Formally, the name applied to all Greek letter organizations. Informally, the name applied to men's groups.
Greek organization for men.
*Definitions of Greeks on the Web:
Students of the University who belong to a fraternity or sorority. These students are often recognizable because they wear shirts with their Greek letters across the front. Fraternities and sororities are official student groups and have a Greek adviser through the University.
Members of a fraternity or sorority. The term Greek is used because a majority of fraternities and sororities use Greek letters to distinguish themselves.
先说说美国大学里一个独特的东西，就是“兄弟会”和“姐妹会”，在英语里面就是fraternity和sorority。如果你参观过美国的大学，就会发现每一所大学里，都有一片宿舍区是专门为fraternity和sorority准备的。这是一个传统性很强的学生组织，在美国已经有很长的历史了。“兄弟会”和“姐妹会”各自还分很多个小组织，每个组织都有自己的名字，一般都是用两三个希腊字母表示的，你会在他们居住的宿舍楼上看到这些名字。所以当人们说Greek life的时候，指的就是“兄弟会”和“姐妹会”的生活，而说Go Greek的时候，意思就是参加fraternity或sorority，或者他们办的各种活动。
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What is Fraternity and Sorority?
This phrase refers to sororities and fraternities. These organizations often have great impact on the campus social life of a college or university
"Greek" is typically a commonly used term to describe the community of fraternities and sororities on a college campus. Greek does not, however, refer to the country of Greece or any specific nvolvement with students with a Greek origin.
Fraternities and Sororities:
While the terms "fraternity" and "sorority" may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, International, and the Shriners,
In the United States and Canada fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students (though there are organizations like fraternities in other countries as well; for example, the German Student Corps).
Fraternities are all-male or mixed-sex; the female-only equivalent is called a sorority, a word coined by Gamma Phi Beta in 1874. Consequently, there exist some all-female fraternities which were named before this, such as Kappa Alpha Theta, founded in 1870. Fraternities and sororities are also referred to as student corporations or academic corporations, or simply corporations.
The fraternity house
Uniquely among most campus organizations, members of social fraternities and sororities often live together in a large house or apartment complex.
This serves two purposes. First, it emphasizes the bonds the members share as "brothers" or "sisters". Second, the house serves as a central location for the events and administration of the fraternity. Because of the unique nature of this setup, the individual organizations themselves at their respective schools are known as "houses".
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