What does housing mean?

Definitions for housing
ˈhaʊ zɪŋhous·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word housing.

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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  2. Housing(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  3. Housing(noun)

    that which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  5. Housing(noun)

    a niche for a statue

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  6. Housing(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  7. Housing(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  8. Housing(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  9. Housing(noun)

    a houseline. See Houseline

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  11. Housing(noun)

    an appendage to the hames or collar of a harness

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

Freebase

  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. housing

    A type of apartment, cottage, house, bungalow, cabin, family pod, grandparents pod, 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

    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

How to pronounce housing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say housing in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Dianne Feinstein:

    Unfortunately, many living in private military housing are dealing with hazardous conditions with little or no recourse, our legislation would fix that.

  2. Harry Reid:

    We felt it was more than just the housing crisis. It goes up and down the Strip. All of our businesses were in trouble. I can remember driving by strip malls, and they were closing, it was scary.

  3. Merrick Garland:

    The mission remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice, communities of color and other minorities still face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and the criminal justice system.

  4. Nancy Adler:

    Investments in better quality public housing may help kids be healthier and also may be good for the economic bottom line.

  5. Welekazi Mkololo:

    We want water, housing and electricity. There have been no changes here, i have to fetch water from a stream, it's far from here.

Images & Illustrations of housing

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