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Definition of housing:

  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. A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up.
  3. A frame or support for holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc.
  4. A houseline. See Houseline.
  5. A niche for a statue.
  6. An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.
  7. of House
  8. That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
  9. That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
  10. The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
  11. 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.

Synonyms:

home, agency, encasement, quarters, shelter, block grant, pod, installation, under someone's roof, bungalow, domicile, boarding house, cantonment, lodgment, abode, apartment building, caparison, protection, jacket, apartment, home construction, headquarters, eldercare, domesticity, stopping place, lodgement, sheath, shell, trappings, accommodations, domiciliary, problem of providing houses, husk, cocoon, case work, cover, capsule, housings, chalet, encasement, bunkhouse, adobe, caring profession, protection, health care, house-building program, sheltering, casing, household, lodging, cabin, billet, trapping, digs, hull, community care, armor, domestic, meals on wheels, chateau, health service, living accommodations, covering, roof, shelter, house.

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