Noun housing has 3 senses
  1. housing, lodging, living accommodations - housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed
    --1 is a kind of structure, construction
    --1 has particulars:
     apartment, flat; billet; block; camp; condominium; dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house; hospice; hostel, youth hostel, student lodging; living quarters, quarters; mobile home, manufactured home; pied-a-terre; quartering; rattrap; shelter; tract housing
    Derived form: verb house2
  2. housing - a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
    --2 is a kind of
    protective covering, protective cover, protection
    --2 has particulars:
     binnacle; cabinet, console; crankcase; distributor housing; journal box; lamp house, lamphouse, lamp housing; radome, radar dome; shell, case, casing
    Derived form: verb house1
  3. caparison, trapping, trappings, housing, housings - stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
    --3 is a kind of stable gear, saddlery, tack
    --3 has particulars: bard; horsecloth
,Verb house has 2 senses
  1. house - contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"
    --1 is one way to
    accommodate, hold, admit
    Derived form: noun housing2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. house, put up, domiciliate - provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
    --2 is one way to shelter
    Derived forms: noun house3, noun house1, noun housing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP