housing estate

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housing estate

(Social Welfare) a planned area of housing, often with its own shops and other amenities


(dɪˈvɛl əp mənt)

1. the act of developing.
2. a significant consequence or event.
3. a developed state or form; maturity.
4. the section of a musical composition in which themes or motifs are developed.
5. a large group of dwellings, often of similar design and constructed as a community, esp. by a real-estate developer.
6. the raising of funds, expansion of activities or opportunities, etc., esp. for an organization or foundation.
[1745–55; < French]
de•vel`op•men′tal, adj.
de•vel`op•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housing estate - a residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time
development - a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments"
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Battling wind and hail, Cardiff Rivers Group joined forces with a range of community organisations to clear the heavily fly-tipped reens (drainage ditches) that run through the housing estate.
WORK to create a new housing estate on the former site of the Dunston Rocket has began - two years after demolition started.
His topics include research background and theoretical reflections, the making of the Bijlmermeer, early critics, the changing position of high-rise housing estates, residents' praises and grievances, renewing the stigmatized estates in the Netherlands, demolition and lessons from transforming a large housing estate, and towards sustainable urban renewal.
Hasn't the world had enough of grim, housing estate, gangland films from Scotland?
To conclude the magnitude of problems on a housing estate depends mostly on the relative position of the estate in the local housing hierarchy (Tosics 2005).
A TD SAID that if bombs found in a housing estate yesterday had gone off, it would have been like a scene from the Troubles.

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