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hous·ing 1

 (hou′zĭng)
n.
1.
a. Buildings or other shelters in which people live: a shortage of housing in the city.
b. A place to live; a dwelling: She came to college early to look for housing.
2. Provision of lodging or shelter: the housing of refugees; a contract that includes housing.
3. Something that covers, protects, or supports, especially:
a. A frame, bracket, or box for holding or protecting a mechanical part: a wheel housing.
b. An enclosing frame in which a shaft revolves.
4. A hole, groove, or slot in a piece of wood into which another piece is inserted.
5. A niche for a statue.
6. Nautical
a. The part of a mast that is below deck.
b. The part of a bowsprit that is inside the hull.

hous·ing 2

 (hou′zĭng)
n.
1. An ornamental or protective covering for a saddle.
2. often housings Trappings for a horse.

[From Middle English house, from Old French houce, from Medieval Latin hucia, hulcia, hultia, protective covering, of Germanic origin; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

housing

(ˈhaʊzɪŋ)
n
1.
a. houses or dwellings collectively
b. (as modifier): a housing problem.
2. the act of providing with accommodation
3. (Building) a hole, recess, groove, or slot made in one wooden member to receive another
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a part designed to shelter, cover, contain, or support a component, such as a bearing, or a mechanism, such as a pump or wheel: a bearing housing; a motor housing; a wheel housing.
5. (Nautical Terms) another word for houseline

housing

(ˈhaʊzɪŋ)
n
(often plural) archaic another word for trappings2
[C14: from Old French houce covering, of Germanic origin]

hous•ing1

(ˈhaʊ zɪŋ)

n.
1. any shelter, lodging, or dwelling place.
2. houses collectively.
3. the providing of houses or shelter.
4. anything that covers or protects; casing.
5. a fully enclosed case and support for a mechanism.
6. the space made in one piece of wood, or the like, for the insertion of another.
7. Naut.
a. the portion of a mast below the deck.
b. the portion of a bowsprit aft of the forward part of the stem of a vessel.
8. a niche for a statue.
[1250–1300]

hous•ing2

(ˈhaʊ zɪŋ)

n.
caparison (def. 1).
[1635–45; compare earlier house, Middle English hous(e),houc(e) < Germanic *hulfti-, Middle High German hulft covering; -ing1 by association with house, housing1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housing - structures collectively in which people are housedhousing - structures collectively in which people are housed
apartment, flat - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
billet - lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)
block - housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
camp - temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"
condominium - housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
hospice - a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
student lodging, youth hostel, hostel - inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
living quarters, quarters - housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"
manufactured home, mobile home - a large house trailer that can be connected to utilities and can be parked in one place and used as permanent housing
pied-a-terre - lodging for occasional or secondary use; "they bought a pied-a-terre in London"
quartering - living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
rattrap - filthy run-down dilapidated housing
shelter - temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tract housing - housing consisting of similar houses constructed together on a tract of land
2.housing - a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
binnacle - a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm)
cabinet, console - housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
crankcase - housing for a crankshaft
distributor housing - the housing that supports the distributor cam
journal box - metal housing for a journal bearing
lamp house, lamp housing, lamphouse - housing that holds a lamp (as in a movie projector)
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
radar dome, radome - a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves
casing, shell, case - the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
3.housing - stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorsehousing - stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
bard - an ornamental caparison for a horse
horsecloth - a cloth for the trapping of a horse
saddlery, stable gear, tack - gear for a horse

housing

noun
1. accommodation, homes, houses, dwellings, domiciles a shortage of affordable housing
2. case, casing, covering, cover, shell, jacket, holder, container, capsule, sheath, encasement Both housings are waterproof to a depth of two metres.

housing

noun
Dwellings in general:
Idiom: a roof over one's head.
Translations
إسْكان، مَسْكِن، بيوتغِطاء، وِقاء
krytubytování
afskærmningbolig
burkolat
drifhús, hásinghúsnæîi
gömlekkonutkoruyucu kapak

housing

[ˈhaʊzɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= houses) → casas fpl, viviendas fpl
there's a lot of new housinghay muchas casas or viviendas nuevas
2. (gen) → vivienda f
the housing problemel problema de la vivienda
3. (Mech) → caja f, cubierta f
B. CPD housing association Nasociación f de la vivienda
housing benefit N (Brit) → subsidio m de vivienda
housing cooperative Ncooperativa f de la vivienda
housing development N (US) = housing estate housing estate N (Brit) → urbanización f, fraccionamiento m (Mex), reparto m (Mex); (= council estate) → urbanización f or barrio m de viviendas protegidas
housing market Nmercado m de la vivienda
housing policy Npolítica f de la vivienda
housing project N (US) → urbanización f or barrio m de viviendas protegidas
housing scheme N (Scot) → urbanización f or barrio m de viviendas protegidas
housing shortage Ncrisis f inv de la vivienda
housing stock Ntotal m de viviendas
housing subsidy Nsubsidio m por vivienda

housing

[ˈhaʊzɪŋ]
nlogement m
modif [problem] → de logement; [minister] → du Logementhousing association n (British)
(providing housing) association qui construit et rénove des logements pour les louer ou les vendre à des prix très raisonnables
[co-owners] → association f de copropriétaireshousing benefit nallocation f logement
to be on housing benefit → bénéficier d'une allocation logementhousing conditions nplconditions fpl de logementhousing development n
(British) (= council-owned flats) → cité f
(British) (= privately-owned houses) → lotissement m
(US)lotissement mhousing estate n (British) (= council-owned flats) → cité f (HLM) (= privately-owned houses) → lotissement m
I live on an estate → J'habite dans un lotissement.housing list n (British) liste d'attente pour obtenir un logement socialhousing market nmarché m immobilierhousing project n (US) (= place) → cité fhousing shortage npénurie f de logements

housing

n
(act) → Unterbringung f
(= houses)Wohnungen pl; (temporary) → Unterkunft f
(= provision of houses)Wohnungsbeschaffung f; (= building of houses)Wohnungsbau m
(Tech) → Gehäuse nt

housing

in cpdsWohnungs-;
housing association
housing benefit
n (Brit) → Wohngeld nt
housing complex
nWohnungskomplex m
housing conditions
plWohnbedingungen or -verhältnisse pl
housing development, (Brit also) housing estate
nWohnsiedlung f
housing list
nWarteliste ffür Sozialwohnungen
housing market
housing programme, (US) housing program
nWohnungsbeschaffungsprogramm nt
housing scheme
n (= estate)Siedlung f; (= project)Siedlungsbauvorhaben nt
housing stock
nBestand man Häusern und Wohnungen

housing

[ˈhaʊzɪŋ]
1. n
b. (houses) → alloggi mpl, case fpl
2. adj (problem, shortage) → degli alloggi

house

(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
adjective
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.
References in classic literature ?
The two tents housing the four white members of the Bumper party were close together, and it was decided that the night would be divided into four watches, to guard against possible treachery on the part of the Beecher crowd.
The remains of my poor sister had been brought round by the kitchen door, and, it being a point of Undertaking ceremony that the six bearers must be stifled and blinded under a horrible black velvet housing with a white border, the whole looked like a blind monster with twelve human legs, shuffling and blundering along, under the guidance of two keepers - the postboy and his comrade.
Perhaps he had not sold Wildfire, and was waiting for another chance-- perhaps, on that foggy afternoon, he had preferred housing himself at the Red Lion at Batherley for the night, if the run had kept him in that neighbourhood; for he was not likely to feel much concern about leaving his brother in suspense.
My quarters would have been suitable for housing the greatest of earthly emperors, but to these queer creatures nothing about a building appealed to them but its size and the enormity of its chambers; the larger the building, the more desirable; and so Tal Hajus occupied what must have been an enormous public building, the largest in the city, but entirely unfitted for residence purposes; the next largest was reserved for Lorquas Ptomel, the next for the jed of a lesser rank, and so on to the bottom of the list of five jeds.
What, those rich holsters, that velvet housing, that saddle studded with silver-are they all for me?
Do you think, Caroline, that Lord Illingworth is interested in the Housing of the Poor?
She shall acquire merit in housing us, and specially in tending me.
Beebe housing me--came over this morning and heard I was going
Archer would have liked to travel, to put off the housing question; but, though the Wellands approved of an extended European honeymoon (perhaps even a winter in Egypt), they were firm as to the need of a house for the returning couple.
I'd like to go into the Housing Question with you, I would.
Just before we went on board the steamer another pleasant surprise came to us in the form of a letter from two generous ladies, stating that they had decided to give us the money with which to erect a new building to be used in properly housing all our industries for girls at Tuskegee.
I will offer them monthly rations and housing at our Moscow estate.

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