housing estate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “housing estate” in the English Dictionary

"housing estate" in British English

See all translations

housing estatenoun [C]

uk   us   UK (US housing development, US also subdivision)
an ​areacontaining a ​largenumber of ​houses or ​apartmentsbuiltclose together at the same ​time: They ​live on/in a ​housingestate.
(Definition of housing estate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"housing estate" in Business English

See all translations

housing estatenoun [C]

uk   us   UK PROPERTY, GOVERNMENT
a ​group of ​housesbuilt together in a ​planned way, sometimes by the ​localgovernment of an ​area in ​order to ​providehouses for ​people to ​rent or ​buy at a ​lowcost: The Prime Minister visited a London ​housingestate to ​publicize the police's new ​powers to ​tackle anti-social ​behaviour.
(Definition of housing estate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “housing estate”
in Chinese (Simplified) (统建的)住宅区,住宅群…
in Turkish toplu konut…
in Russian жилой микрорайон…
in Chinese (Traditional) (統建的)住宅區,住宅群…
in Polish osiedle mieszkaniowe…
What is the pronunciation of housing estate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “housing estate”

Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More