housing association Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “housing association” - English Dictionary

"housing association" in British English

See all translations

housing associationnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ əˌsəʊ.si.eɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ əˌsoʊ.si.eɪ.ʃən/ UK
a group of people who join together so that they can build or buy houses or apartments at low cost
(Definition of housing association from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"housing association" in Business English

See all translations

housing associationnoun [C]

uk   us   PROPERTY
in the UK, an organization that provides houses or apartments for people to rent at low cost: 65% of the housing stock here is owner occupied, with 24% rented from the local authority or a housing association.
(Definition of housing association from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “housing association”
in Chinese (Simplified) 住房互助协会(以低价建房或购房为目的)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住宅互助協會(以低價建屋或購屋為目的)…
What is the pronunciation of housing association?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More