What does Housing mean?

Definitions for Housing
ˈhaʊ zɪŋhous·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Housing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. housing, lodging, living accommodationsnoun

    structures collectively in which people are housed

  2. housingnoun

    a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

  3. caparison, trapping, housingnoun

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


  1. housingnoun

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

  2. housingnoun

    Residences, collectively.

    She lives in low-income housing.

  3. housingnoun

    A mechanical component's container or covering.

    The gears were grinding against their housing.

  4. housingnoun

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

  5. housingnoun

    An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Housingnoun

    Etymology: from house.

    London is supplied with people to increase its inhabitants, according to the increase of housing. John Graunt.


  1. housing

    Housing refers to the provision of shelter or accommodation for individuals, families, or communities. It encompasses various types of dwellings, such as houses, apartments, condos, and other residential structures, that are designed and built for people to live in. Housing fulfills the basic need for shelter and serves as a place where individuals and families can live, sleep, relax, and engage in daily activities while maintaining privacy, safety, and comfort. It typically includes amenities and utilities necessary for basic living, such as electricity, water, heating/cooling systems, and sanitation facilities. Housing can be either rented or owned, and it plays a crucial role in establishing communities, supporting social interactions, and contributing to individuals' well-being and quality of life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Housing

    of House

  2. Housingnoun

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

  3. Housingnoun

    that which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively

  4. Housingnoun

    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. Housingnoun

    a niche for a statue

  6. Housingnoun

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

  7. Housingnoun

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

  8. Housingnoun

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

  9. Housingnoun

    a houseline. See Houseline

  10. Housingnoun

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

  11. Housingnoun

    an appendage to the hames or collar of a harness

  12. Etymology: [From Houss.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Housing

    howz′ing, n. an ornamental covering for a horse: a saddle-cloth: (pl.) the trappings of a horse. [O. Fr. housse, a mantle, of Teut. origin.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Housing

    Living facilities for humans.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. housing

    A small line formed of three fine strands, smaller than rope yarn; principally used for seizings of the block-strops, fastening the clues of sails to their bolt-ropes, and other purposes. (See MARLINE, TWINE.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. housing

    Cover or cloth over or under a horse’s saddle used for cleanliness, or as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddle-cloth; a horse-cloth.

Editors Contribution

  1. housingnoun

    A type of house, property or appropriate structure for a person, people or family to reside at

    Housing is a vital human right for every human being, we all have a right to housing as a human right

    Submitted by MaryC on January 7, 2020  

  2. housing

    Housing is the provision of habitation made collectively or individually for the purpose of shelter

    Submitted by ntuifrank7 on December 1, 2023  

  3. housingverb

    Verb form of the word house.

    To build housing is easy as it creates a form of human rights, employment and certainty.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 19, 2020  

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Housing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Housing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Housing in a Sentence

  1. Sheila Bair:

    And let's be honest about it. Hybrid ARMs were never made based on the assumption that the borrowers would be able to make the payment once the loan reset. They were designed as two or three year "bullets" ... with the assumption that home appreciation would allow the borrower to refinance at, or before, reset. Given current conditions in the housing market, this business model is no longer viable, which should come as no shock to anyone.

  2. United States:

    Christopher Ahn deserves much better treatment than is currently being provided to Christopher Ahn by the United States government, which is housing Christopher Ahn in federal detention in Los Angeles.

  3. Thomas Lee:

    The one thing that we're still taking a lot of comfort from is U.S. economic data has been quite good, especially related to housing, having exposure to U.S. housing has been a good strategy this year.

  4. Rabnawaz Akbar:

    A lot of people live in densely-populated terraced housing.

  5. Ryan Sweet:

    Rising material prices, including lumber, are beginning to weigh on builder confidence and reduce housing affordability.

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