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 live or reside in.

    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?

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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. Jeffrey Smith:

    He gets workers to go get people to sign up on a sheet of paper for an absentee ballot, say you live in a Section 8 housing area, they will collect these requests. Leslie McCrae Dowless says you don't have to leave your house, you can just vote at home.

  2. Jerry Nadler:

    Their vote, access to education, employment, and housing are all negatively impacted.

  3. Baca Cuenca:

    In the agricultural area, in general, conditions are hard, housing, transportation, the safety net, there are challenges there.

  4. Tom Luehrs:

    A lot of the people that we work with are wanting to get jobs, wanting to get housing, wanting to move out of homelessness, so then you have this other group that's kind of even belligerent and certainly not engaging and sometimes just very disrespectful. They don't care.

  5. Matt Hannahs:

    Hopefully within a year from now we'll be settled into a new place and Devin will have a regular school that he can go to, instead of having to move around to different schools, hopefully by then we'll have housing.

Images & Illustrations of housing

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