Definition of housing estate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


housing estate

BrE BrE//ˈhaʊzɪŋ ɪsteɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊzɪŋ ɪsteɪt//
(British English) (also housing development North American English, British English)
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an area in which a large number of houses or flats/apartments are planned and built together at the same time They live on a housing estate. More Like This Compound nouns with –ing forms airing cupboard, answering machine, asking price, baking powder, betting shop, boarding school, booking office, bowling alley, breathing space, breeding ground, changing room, clotting factor, cutting room, draining board, drinking water, eating apple, housing estate, icing sugar, living room, meeting place, nursing home, punching bag, racing car, sleeping pill, starting point, tuning fork, waiting room, working partySee worksheet.