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Meaning of “housing” in the English Dictionary

"housing" in British English

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housingnoun [U]

uk   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 ​peoplelive in, or the ​providing of ​places for ​people to ​live: affordable/​expensive housing
(Definition of housing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"housing" in Business English

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housingnoun

uk   us   /ˈhaʊzɪŋ/
[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 ​respondentslive 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 ​providingplaces for ​people to ​live: The ​post will ​suit someone who is ​currentlyworking in housing or ​urbanplanning. a housing ​committee/​department/​officer
[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)
Translations of “housing”
in Arabic إسكان…
in Korean 주택…
in Portuguese habitação, moradia…
in Catalan habitatge, allotjament…
in Japanese 住居, 住宅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住房,住宅…
in Turkish mesken, yerleşim, iskân…
in Russian жилье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住房,住宅…
in Italian alloggio, abitazione…
in Polish mieszkania, zakwaterowanie…
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