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Definition of housing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] houses, apartments, etc. that people live in, especially when referring to their type, price, or condition public/private housing poor housing conditions the housing shortage the housing market (= the activity of buying and selling houses, etc.) low-cost/cheap housing
  2. 2[uncountable] the job of providing houses, apartments, etc. for people to live in the housing department the mayor's housing policy
  3. 3[countable] a hard cover that protects part of a machine a car's rear axle housing
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: housing