Origin of housing1
Synonyms for housing
Origin of housing2
noun, plural hous·es [hou-ziz] /ˈhaʊ zɪz/.
verb (used with object), housed [houzd] /haʊzd/, hous·ing [hou-zing] /ˈhaʊ zɪŋ/.
- to stow securely.
- to lower (an upper mast) and make secure, as alongside the lower mast.
- to heave (an anchor) home.
- to fit the end or edge of (a board or the like) into a notch, hole, or groove.
- to form (a joint) between two pieces of wood by fitting the end or edge of one into a dado of the other.
verb (used without object), housed [houzd] /haʊzd/, hous·ing [hou-zing] /ˈhaʊ zɪŋ/.
- to fill a theater with many people admitted on free passes; paper the house.
- to arrange or space the seating of patrons in such a way as to make an audience appear larger or a theater or nightclub more crowded than it actually is.
- to settle one's affairs.
- to improve one's behavior or correct one's faults: It is easy to criticize others, but it would be better to put one's own house in order first.
Origin of house
Synonyms for house
Related Words for housingquarter, dwelling, shelter, house, roof, construction, habitation, home, residence, digs, lodgment, quarterage
Examples from the Web for housing
Contemporary Examples of housing
They keep their heads low while running behind a large curtain covering the opening between two housing blocks.The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS
Mohammed A. Salih
December 27, 2014
One night in 2004, my college boyfriend called me from inside a closet in a north Toronto housing project.Bobby Shmurda and Rap’s Ultimate Hoop Dream
December 23, 2014
The housing bubble was at very the center of the financial crisis that birthed Dodd-Frank.
Like the financial sector, the housing industry is massively regulated in all sorts of ways.
Cuomo made his own name by working on housing policy—but particularly urban housing policy.Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of housing
The towns can wait a little for their housing, the country cannot.
Drastic improvements in housing, feeding, and sanitation in the towns themselves.
From the housing question to the dearth of servants we feel its baneful effects.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
Carefully, he settled it into its housing and bolted it down.The Odyssey of Sam Meecham
Charles E. Fritch
The City Council said they wanted the housing property for park purposes.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
- houses or dwellings collectively
- (as modifier)a housing problem
Word Origin for housing
noun the House
noun (haʊs) plural houses (ˈhaʊzɪz)
- a building used as a home; dwelling
- (as modifier)house dog
- a building used for some specific purpose
- (in combination)a schoolhouse
- a commercial company; firma publishing house
- (as modifier)house style; a house journal
- any of several divisions, esp residential, of a large school
- (as modifier)house spirit
- a hotel, restaurant, bar, inn, club, etc, or the management of such an establishment
- (as modifier)house rules
- (in combination)steakhouse
- to secure or stow
- to secure (a topmast)
- to secure and stow (an anchor)
Word Origin for house
"buildings, lodgings," early 14c., husing, from the root of house (n.).
"ornamental covering," c.1300, houce "covering for the back and flanks of a horse," from Old French houce "mantle, horse-blanket" (Modern French housse), from Medieval Latin hultia "protective covering," from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *hulfti (cf. Middle Dutch hulfte "pocket for bow and arrow," Middle High German hulft "covering"), from PIE root *kel- "to cover, conceal" (see cell). Sense of "case or enclosure for machine or part" is first recorded 1882.
Old English hus "dwelling, shelter, house," from Proto-Germanic *husan (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian hus, Dutch huis, German Haus), of unknown origin, perhaps connected to the root of hide (v.) [OED]. In Gothic only in gudhus "temple," literally "god-house;" the usual word for "house" in Gothic being razn.
Meaning "family, including ancestors and descendants, especially if noble" is from c.1000. The legislative sense (1540s) is transferred from the building in which the body meets. Meaning "audience in a theater" is from 1660s (transferred from the theater itself, cf. playhouse); as a dance club DJ music style, probably from the Warehouse, a Chicago nightclub where the style is said to have originated. Zodiac sense is first attested late 14c. To play house is from 1871; as suggestive of "have sex, shack up," 1968. House arrest first attested 1936. On the house "free" is from 1889.
And the Prophet Isaiah the sonne of Amos came to him, and saide vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not liue. [2 Kings xx:1, version of 1611]
"give shelter to," Old English husian "to take into a house" (cognate with German hausen, Dutch huizen); see house (n.). Related: Housed; housing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with house
- house of cards
- boardinghouse reach
- bring down the house
- clean house
- eat someone out of house and home
- get on (like a house afire)
- keep house
- on the house
- open house
- people who live in glass houses
- put one's house in order
- safe as houses