Definitions for Housingˈhaʊ zɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hous•ingˈhaʊ zɪŋ(n.)

  1. any shelter, lodging, or dwelling place.

  2. houses collectively.

  3. the providing of houses or shelter.

  4. anything that covers or protects; casing.

  5. a fully enclosed case and support for a mechanism.

    Category: Machinery

  6. the space made in one piece of wood, or the like, for the insertion of another.

    Category: Building Trades

  7. Naut. the portion of a mast below the deck. the portion of a bowsprit aft of the forward part of the stem of a vessel.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  8. a niche for a statue.

Origin of housing:


hous•ingˈhaʊ zɪŋ(n.)

  1. caparison (def. 1).

Origin of housing:

1635–45; cf. earlier house, ME hous(e),houc(e) < Gmc *hulfti-, MHG hulft covering; -ing1 by assoc. with house , housing1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. housing, lodging, living accommodations(noun)

    structures collectively in which people are housed

  2. housing(noun)

    a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

  3. caparison, trapping, housing(noun)

    stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. housing(noun)ˈhaʊ zɪŋ

    houses, apartments, etc. in general

    rising housing prices; student/military housing; new affordable housing


  1. housing(Noun)

    The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.

  2. housing(Noun)

    Residences, collectively.

    She lives in low-income housing.

  3. housing(Noun)

    A mechanical component's container or covering.

    The gears were grinding against their housing.

  4. housing(Noun)

    A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.

  5. housing(Noun)

    An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Housing

    of House

  2. Housing(noun)

    the act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation

  3. Housing(noun)

    that which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively

  4. Housing(noun)

    the space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber in the side of another

  5. Housing(noun)

    a niche for a statue

  6. Housing(noun)

    a frame or support for holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc

  7. Housing(noun)

    that portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel

  8. Housing(noun)

    a covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up

  9. Housing(noun)

    a houseline. See Houseline

  10. Housing(noun)

    a cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings

  11. Housing(noun)

    an appendage to the hames or collar of a harness


  1. Housing

    Housing generally refers to the social problem of insuring that members of society have a home to live in, whether this is a house, or some other kind of dwelling, lodging, or shelter. Many governments have a department that deals with housing, such as the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Housing

    Living facilities for humans.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Housing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1703

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Housing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #989

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Housing' in Nouns Frequency: #711

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These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.

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