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Definition of "housing" []

  • Buildings or other shelters in which people live: a shortage of housing in the city. (noun)
  • A place to live; a dwelling: She came to college early to look for housing. (noun)
  • Provision of lodging or shelter: the housing of refugees; a contract that includes housing. (noun)
  • Something that covers, protects, or supports, especially: (noun)
  • A frame, bracket, or box for holding or protecting a mechanical part: a wheel housing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "housing" in a sentence
  • "CNN was at it again, wondering if China's supposed housing bubble was about to burst, as if the term "housing bubble" in China was the same as the housing bubble America faced in 2008."
  • "Overview: One new trend in housing is the growth of age-targeted developments, rather than age-restricted."
  • "Where, in housing, is the border between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’?"