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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  2. Housingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  3. Housingnoun

    that which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  5. Housingnoun

    a niche for a statue

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  6. Housingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  7. Housingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  8. Housingnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  9. Housingnoun

    a houseline. See Houseline

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Houss.]

  11. Housingnoun

    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. 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

How to pronounce housing?

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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. Joel Kan:

    The weakening in activity is potentially a signal that pent-up demand is starting to wane and that low housing supply is limiting prospective buyers' options.

  2. Timothy Cunningham:

    What we do know from other studies that have documented changes in mortality and changes in life expectancy over time is that they are often associated with improvements in health care access, such as screening for chronic conditions, regular followup visits, taking medication regularly, where we live determines our health; it determines our quality of housing, the schools we attend, our employment opportunities.

  3. Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly:

    This is totally being implemented by the Egyptian government and the ministry of housing with a total investment that exceeds 150 billion Egyptian pounds ($19.16 billion), we are making use of the projects we are offering to the private sector to finance and cross-subsidize the social housing program.

  4. Benjamin Reitzes:

    While the pullback in starts suggests that housing might be a bit of drag on GDP growth in Q4, the decline was welcome as it will ease concerns about overbuilding ignited by the big prints in August and September.

  5. Claudia Rafful:

    If we are not helping to fix the problems that are related to their drug use — such as housing, employment, or stigmatization — chances are the person will go back and use drugs.

Images & Illustrations of housing

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