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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. structures collectively in which people are housed;
[syn: housing, lodging, living accommodations]

2. a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component;

3. stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse;
[syn: caparison, trapping, housing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

House \House\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Housed; p. pr. & vb. n. Housing.] [AS. h?sian.] 1. To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle. [1913 Webster] At length have housed me in a humble shed. --Young. [1913 Webster] House your choicest carnations, or rather set them under a penthouse. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive to a shelter. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To admit to residence; to harbor. [1913 Webster] Palladius wished him to house all the Helots. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 4. To deposit and cover, as in the grave. --Sandys. [1913 Webster] 5. (Naut.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Houseline \House"line`\, n. (Naut.) A small line of three strands used for seizing; -- called also housing. --Totten. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Housing \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. [1913 Webster] 2. An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Housing \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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively. --Fabyan. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mach.) A frame or support for holding something in place, such as a piece of machinery, journal boxes, etc. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

housing n 1: structures collectively in which people are housed [syn: housing, lodging, living accommodations] 2: a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component 3: stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse [syn: caparison, trapping, housing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "housing": accommodation, accommodations, architectonic, architectural, assembly-line housing, berth, billeting, blanket, box, building, cabinet, caparison, case, casing, chassis, cloak, coat, console, constructional, container, cover, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, curtain, diggings, digs, dock, domiciliation, doss, drape, drapery, dwelling, edificial, enclosure, guise, habitation, hangar, hanging, home, homes, hood, horse blanket, horsecloth, hospitality, houses, housing bill, housing development, housing problem, living, living quarters, lodging, lodgings, lodgment, lower-income housing, mantle, mask, pall, protection, quartering, quarters, radio, radio receiver, radio set, radio telescope, receiver, receiving set, rooms, roost, saddle blanket, saddlecloth, screen, set, shed, shelter, shield, shroud, sleeping place, slum clearance, structural, subdivision, tract, transient lodging, urban renewal, veil, vestment, wireless, wireless set