Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun housing

3 senses of housing

Sense 1
housing, lodging, living accommodations -- (structures collectively in which people are housed)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 2
housing -- (a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component)
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 3
caparison, trapping, housing -- (stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse)
       => stable gear, saddlery, tack -- (gear for a horse)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb house

2 senses of house

Sense 1
house -- (contain or cover; "This box houses the gears")
       => accommodate, hold, admit -- (have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people")

Sense 2
house, put up, domiciliate -- (provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town")
       => shelter -- (provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people")

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