Definition of Housing

1. Noun. Structures collectively in which people are housed.

2. Noun. A protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component.

3. Noun. Stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse.
Exact synonyms: Caparison, Trapping
Specialized synonyms: Bard, Horsecloth
Generic synonyms: Saddlery, Stable Gear, Tack
Derivative terms: Caparison

Definition of Housing

1. n. The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.

2. n. A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.

Definition of Housing

1. Verb. (present participle of house) ¹

2. Noun. The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone. ¹

3. Noun. Residences, collectively. ¹

4. Noun. A mechanical component's container or covering. ¹

5. Noun. A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings. ¹

6. Noun. An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness. ¹

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Definition of Housing

1. any dwelling place [n -S]

Medical Definition of Housing

1. Living facilities for humans. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Housing

housing (current term)
housing commissioner
housing development
housing estate
housing estates
housing for the elderly
housing industry
housing project
housing start

Literary usage of Housing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Bookm 42:301-6 O '15 housing problem Fundamentals of housing reform. J. Ford. Smithson Rept 1913:741-54 Government aid to home owning and housing of working ..."

2. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"Com. to investigate housing and ice conditions of the state. ... housing conditions: program of architectural competition for the remodeling of a New York ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"Of course, there is more than shortage to housing, but today those of us who were in housing work before the war are somewhat appreciative of this first ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Permanent Houses and Flats completed United Kingdom 37 i Incl. housing associations (other than the Scottish Special housing Association and the N. Ireland ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Home economics housing laws and legislation Old dwellings for new: effect of the ... Am J Pub Health 7:1026-30 D 47 housing conditions as factors in the ..."

6. Yucca Mountain: DoE Has Improved Its Quality Assurance Program, But Whether Mark E. Gaffigan by Mark E. Gaffigan (2008)
"For migrant workers Other vacant Boarded up DURATION OF VACANCY Vacant-lor-sale-only housing units . Less than 2 months 2 up to 6 months 6 or more months ..."

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