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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.