Definitions of housing

n structures collectively in which people are housed

living accommodations, lodging
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Vatican Palace
the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City
White House
the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States
Mount Vernon
the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river
a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages
Lateran Palace
a palace that served as the residence of the popes until the 14th century
Tuileries Palace
palace and royal residence built for Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and burned down in 1871; all that remains today are the formal gardens
Palace of Versailles
a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
Buckingham Palace
the London residence of the British sovereign
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apartment, flat
a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)
housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned
abode, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home
housing that someone is living in
a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
hostel, student lodging, youth hostel
inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
living quarters, quarters
housing available for people to live in
manufactured home, mobile home
a large house trailer that can be connected to utilities and can be parked in one place and used as permanent housing
lodging for occasional or secondary use
living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
filthy run-down dilapidated housing
temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
tract housing
housing consisting of similar houses constructed together on a tract of land
living quarters provided for public convenience
bedsit, bedsitter, bedsitting room
a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
camp, refugee camp
shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
cellblock, ward
a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
cliff dwelling
a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff
cold-water flat
an apartment without modern conveniences
condo, condominium
one of the dwelling units in a condominium
diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad
temporary living quarters
dorm, dormitory, hall, residence hall, student residence
a college or university building containing living quarters for students
duplex, duplex apartment
an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
efficiency apartment
a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom
a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)
a tiny flat
fo'c'sle, forecastle
living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
hareem, harem, seraglio, serail
living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
fireside, hearth
home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
the abode of a hermit
dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
lake dwelling, pile dwelling
dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
indian lodge, lodge
any of various Native American dwellings
maisonette, maisonnette
a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside
(law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
military quarters
living quarters for personnel on a military post
an apartment located on the top floors of a building
railroad flat
an apartment whose rooms are all in a line with doors between them
semi-detached house
a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side
studio, studio apartment
an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen
rooms, suite
apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
tennis camp
a camp where tennis is taught
trailer camp, trailer park
a camp where space for house trailers can be rented; utilities are generally provided
vacation home
a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation
walk-up, walk-up apartment
an apartment in a building without an elevator
hospital ward, ward
block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing
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construction, structure
a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

n a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

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a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm)
cabinet, console
housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
housing for a crankshaft
distributor housing
the housing that supports the distributor cam
journal box
metal housing for a journal bearing
lamp house, lamp housing, lamphouse
housing that holds a lamp (as in a movie projector)
radar dome, radome
a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves
case, casing, shell
the housing or outer covering of something
protective casing for something that resembles a leg
gear box, gear case, gearbox
the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed
the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
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protection, protective cover, protective covering
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

n stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

caparison, trapping
an ornamental caparison for a horse
a cloth for the trapping of a horse
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saddlery, stable gear, tack
gear for a horse

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