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housing

noun

Definition of housing

  1. 1 a :  shelter, lodging b :  dwellings provided for people

  2. 2 a :  a niche for a sculpture b :  the space taken out of a structural member (as a timber) to admit the insertion of part of another

  3. 3 :  something that covers or protects: as a :  a case or enclosure (as for a mechanical part or an instrument) b :  a casing (as an enclosed bearing) in which a shaft revolves c :  a support (as a frame) for mechanical parts



14th Century

First Known Use of housing

14th century

Rhymes with housing


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housing

noun

Definition of housing

  1. :  caparison 1



Origin of housing

Middle English, from house housing (from Anglo-French huce, houce, of Germanic origin) + -ing; akin to Middle High German hulft covering


First Known Use: 15th century



HOUSING Defined for Kids

housing

noun hous·ing \ˈhau̇-ziŋ\

Definition of housing

  1. 1 :  dwellings provided for a number of people <The college built new housing for its students.>

  2. 2 :  something that covers or protects <He removed the housing to work on the engine.>





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