Meaning of “housing” in the English Dictionary

"housing" in British English

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housingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ/ us /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ/

C1 buildings for people to live in:

There's a shortage of cheap housing in the region.

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(Definition of “housing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"housing" in American English

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housingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑʊ·zɪŋ/

buildings that people live in, or the providing of places for people to live:

(Definition of “housing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"housing" in Business English

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housingnoun

uk /ˈhaʊzɪŋ/ us

[ U ] PROPERTY buildings for people to live in, used especially when talking about their price or condition:

provide/build housing There was a need to provide housing for workers in the new industries.
rented/private housing 55% of respondents live in rented housing and 30% are owner-occupiers.
affordable/cheap/low-cost housing Lack of access to affordable housing is a problem for young people in the area.

[ U ] PROPERTY the process of providing places for people to live:

The post will suit someone who is currently working in housing or urban planning.

[ C ] a hard cover used to protect a vehicle or machine:

The rotary engine housing prevents scuffing.

(Definition of “housing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)