Definitions for: Housing

[n] stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
[n] housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed
[n] a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.

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.

4. (Mach.) A frame or support for holding something in place,
as journal boxes, etc.

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.

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.

2. An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.

Synonyms: caparison, housings, living accommodations, lodging, trapping, trappings

See Also: abode, apartment, bard, billet, binnacle, block, cabinet, camp, case, casing, condominium, console, construction, crankcase, distributor housing, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, flat, habitation, home, horsecloth, hospice, hostel, journal box, lamp housing, lamphouse, living quarters, pied-a-terre, protection, protective cover, protective covering, quartering, quarters, radar dome, radome, rattrap, saddlery, shell, stable gear, structure, student lodging, tack, youth hostel

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