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housing

noun hous·ing \ ˈhau̇-ziŋ \

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 (such as a timber) to admit the insertion of part of another
3 : something that covers or protects: such as
a : a case or enclosure (as for a mechanical part or an instrument)
b : a casing (such as an enclosed bearing) in which a shaft revolves
c : a support (such as a frame) for mechanical parts

First Known Use of housing

14th century


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housing

noun

Definition of housing

: 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



HOUSING Defined for Kids

housing

noun hous·ing \ ˈhau̇-ziŋ \

Definition of housing for Students

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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