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 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

Wiktionary

  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.

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.]

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. 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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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. Manoj Pradhan:

    If housing does not signal inflation via the CPI, then the economy is more likely to run hot, and what you get over time is generalised inflation pressures.

  2. Avi Schiffmann:

    I have plans to expand to all refugees in general, refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, any victims of natural disasters or wars, it is just as important they can find available housing, too, and we're going to make that happen.

  3. Blerina Uruci:

    We would interpret the June weakness as payback after housing activity made a strong start to 2015 and expect the housing market to remain in recovery mode.

  4. Kevin Kiley:

    This used to be the state where anyone could get ahead. Now it’s the state that many can’t wait to leave behind, and our soaring housing costs are central to that.

  5. Leslie Rouda Smith:

    Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve as a vital component in achieving financial stability, now, we must focus on increasing access to safe, affordable housing and ensuring that more people can begin to amass and pass on the gains from homeownership.

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