AskDefine | Define housing

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1 housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed [syn: lodging, living accommodations]
2 a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
3 stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse [syn: caparison, trapping, trappings, housings]

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From house



  1. present participle of house
    We are housing the Wik* servers in Florida.


  1. The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.
  2. Residences, collectively.
    She lives in low-income housing.
  3. A mechanical component's container or covering.
    The gears were grinding against their housing.



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Extensive Definition

Housing can be:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accommodation, accommodations, architectonic, architectural, assembly-line housing, berth, billeting, blanket, box, building, cabinet, caparison, case, casing, chassis, cloak, coat, console, constructional, container, cover, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, curtain, diggings, digs, dock, domiciliation, doss, drape, drapery, dwelling, edificial, enclosure, guise, habitation, hangar, hanging, home, homes, hood, horse blanket, horsecloth, hospitality, houses, housing bill, housing development, housing problem, living, living quarters, lodging, lodgings, lodgment, lower-income housing, mantle, mask, pall, protection, quartering, quarters, radio, radio receiver, radio set, radio telescope, receiver, receiving set, rooms, roost, saddle blanket, saddlecloth, screen, set, shed, shelter, shield, shroud, sleeping place, slum clearance, structural, subdivision, tract, transient lodging, urban renewal, veil, vestment, wireless, wireless set
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