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Meaning of HOUSING

Pronunciation:  'hawzing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
  2. [n]  housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed
  3. [n]  a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

HOUSING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: caparison, housings, living accommodations, lodging, trapping, trappings
 See Also: abode, apartment, bard, billet, binnacle, block, cabinet, camp, case, casing, condominium, console, construction, crankcase, distributor housing, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, flat, habitation, home, horsecloth, hospice, hostel, journal box, lamp housing, lamphouse, living quarters, pied-a-terre, protection, protective cover, protective covering, quartering, quarters, radar dome, radome, rattrap, saddlery, shell, stable gear, structure, student lodging, tack, youth hostel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hous"ing\, n. [From {House}. In some of its senses this
    word has been confused with the following word.]
    1. The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state
       of dwelling in a habitation.
    2. That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
    3. (Arch.)
       (a) The space taken out of one solid, to admit the
           insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber
           in the side of another.
       (b) A niche for a statue.
    4. (Mach.) A frame or support for holding something in place,
       as journal boxes, etc.
    5. (Naut.)
       (a) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath
           the deck or within the vessel.
       (b) A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck
           of a ship when laid up.
       (c) A houseline. See {Houseline}.
  2. \Hous"ing\, n. [From {Houss}.]
    1. A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or
       military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in
       plural, trappings.
    2. An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.
Thesaurus Terms
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