Housing meaning

hou'zĭng
Something that covers, protects, or supports, especially:
  • A frame, bracket, or box for holding or protecting a mechanical part.
    A wheel housing.
  • An enclosing frame in which a shaft revolves.
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An ornamental or protective covering for a saddle.
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Trappings for a horse.
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The act of providing shelter or lodging.
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Shelter or lodging; accommodation in houses, apartments, etc.

The housing crisis.

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Houses collectively.
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A shelter; covering.
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A space or recess made in a piece of wood so that another piece can be inserted.
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A frame, box, etc. for containing some part, mechanism, etc.
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The part of the mast below the main deck.
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Trappings; ornamentation.
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An ornamental covering draped over a horse or other animal.
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A decorative saddlecloth.
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Present participle of house.

We are housing the Wik* servers in Florida.

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(uncountable) The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.
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(uncountable) Residences, collectively.

She lives in low-income housing.

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(countable) A mechanical component's container or covering.

The gears were grinding against their housing.

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A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
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An appendage to the harness or collar of a harness.
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(architecture) The space taken out of one solid to admit the insertion of part of another, such as the end of one timber in the side of another.
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A niche for a statue.
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(nautical) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
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(nautical) A houseline.
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The definition of housing is shelter, buildings or something else that covers and protects.

An example of housing is an apartment building.

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Provision of lodging or shelter.

The housing of refugees; a contract that includes housing.

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A hole, groove, or slot in a piece of wood into which another piece is inserted.
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A niche for a statue.
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Buildings or other shelters in which people live.

A shortage of housing in the city.

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A place to live; a dwelling.

She came to college early to look for housing.

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The part of a mast that is below deck.
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The part of a bowsprit that is inside the hull.
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Origin of housing

From Middle English housinge, howsynge, from Old English *hūsung (“housing”), from Old English hūsian (“to house, shelter; receive into one's house”), equivalent to house +‎ -ing. Cognate with Scots housing (“housing”), Dutch huizing, behuizing (“housing”), Low German husing, hüsing (“housing”), German Behausung (“housing”).