verb (used with object), re·housed [ree-houzd] /riˈhaʊzd/, re·hous·ing [ree-hou-zing] /riˈhaʊ zɪŋ/.

to house again.
to provide with new or different housing: civic programs to rehouse people living in condemned buildings.

Origin of rehouse

First recorded in 1810–20; re- + house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of rehouse

  • Thus, a number of brand-new dwellings are to be built, to rehouse those villagers whose ancient homes have been taken from them.

British Dictionary definitions for rehouse


verb (tr)

to accommodate (someone or something) in a new house or building
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Word Origin and History for rehouse

also re-house, 1820, from re- + house (v.). Related: Rehoused; rehousing.

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