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housing

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noun hous·ing \ˈhau̇-ziŋ\

Definition of housing

  1. 1a :  shelter, lodgingb :  dwellings provided for people

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

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

14th Century

First Known Use of housing

14th century


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housing

noun hous·ing

Definition of housing

  1. :  caparison 1

Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

  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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