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1housing

noun

Definition of HOUSING

1
a :  shelter, lodging
b :  dwellings provided for people
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
:  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
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First Known Use of HOUSING

14th century

Rhymes with HOUSING

2housing

noun

Definition of HOUSING

:  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 \ˈha-ziŋ\

Definition of HOUSING for Kids

1
:  dwellings provided for a number of people <The college built new housing for its students.>
2
:  something that covers or protects <He removed the housing to work on the engine.>

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