Origin of housing1
Definition for housing (2 of 3)
Origin of housing2
Definition for housing (3 of 3)
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/.
Origin of house
Examples from the Web for housing
They keep their heads low while running behind a large curtain covering the opening between two housing blocks.
One night in 2004, my college boyfriend called me from inside a closet in a north Toronto housing project.
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.
That Hawkins had used it for the landing and housing of corn for his trade as a baker.Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs|Samuel Adams Drake
About thirty miles behind the line some villages were set aside for the housing and training of the new units.Life in a Tank|Richard Haigh
One of the most difficult problems that the corporation has had to deal with was the housing of the poor.
We must also make some very important changes in our housing programs if we are to pursue these same basic goals.
The past had been most concretely that vanished and slightly sordid tenement of the current housing of the muse.Lady Barbarina|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for housing (1 of 4)
- houses or dwellings collectively
- (as modifier)a housing problem
British Dictionary definitions for housing (2 of 4)
Word Origin for housing
British Dictionary definitions for housing (3 of 4)
noun the House
British Dictionary definitions for housing (4 of 4)
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
Word Origin and History for housing (1 of 4)
"buildings, lodgings," early 14c., husing, from the root of house (n.).
Word Origin and History for housing (1 of 4)
"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.
Word Origin and History for housing (2 of 4)
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]
Word Origin and History for housing (3 of 4)
"give shelter to," Old English husian "to take into a house" (cognate with German hausen, Dutch huizen); see house (n.). Related: Housed; housing.
Idioms and Phrases with 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