Other forms: housings

Definitions of housing
  1. noun
    structures collectively in which people are housed
    synonyms: living accommodations, lodging
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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
  2. noun
    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
  3. noun
    stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
    synonyms: caparison, trapping
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    an ornamental caparison for a horse
    a cloth for the trapping of a horse
    type of:
    saddlery, stable gear, tack
    gear for a horse




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