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1. housing  (noun) 
stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

  Also known as: caparison, trapping, trappings, housings


  More Specific:
bard - an ornamental caparison for a horse
horsecloth - a cloth for the trapping of a horse


  More Generic:
    stable gear     saddlery     tack


2. housing  (noun) 
housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed

  Also known as: lodging, living accommodations


  More Specific:
apartment / flat - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
billet - lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)
block - housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
camp - temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
condominium - housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned
dwelling / home / domicile / abode / habitation / dwelling house - housing that someone is living in
hospice - a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
hostel / youth hostel / student lodging - inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
living quarters / quarters - housing available for people to live in
mobile home / manufactured home - a large house trailer that that can be connected to utilities and can be parked in one place and used as permanent housing
pied-a-terre - lodging for occasional or secondary use
quartering - living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
rattrap - filthy run-down dilapidated housing
shelter - temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
tract housing - housing consisting of similar houses constructed together on a tract of land


  More Generic:
    structure     construction


3. housing  (noun) 
a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component



  More Specific:
binnacle - a nonmagnetic housing for a ship''s compass (usually in front of the helm)
cabinet / console - housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
crankcase - housing for a crankshaft
distributor housing - the housing that supports the distributor cam
journal box - metal housing for a journal bearing
lamp house / lamphouse / lamp housing - housing that holds a lamp (as in a movie projector)
radome / radar dome - a housing for a radar antenna
shell / case / casing - the housing or outer covering of something


  More Generic:
    protective covering     protective cover     protection


 

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