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Housing vs. Casing

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Housingverb

present participle of house

‘We are housing the company's servers in Florida.’;

Casingnoun

That which encloses or encases.

‘Some people like to split the casing of a sausage before cooking so it doesn't burst.’;

Housingnoun

(uncountable) The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.

Casingnoun

(architecture) The decorative trim around a door or window.

Housingnoun

(uncountable) Residences, collectively.

‘She lives in low-income housing.’;

Casingnoun

(oil industry) A metal pipe used to line the borehole of a well.

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Housingnoun

(countable) A mechanical component's container or covering.

‘The gears were grinding against their housing.’;

Casingnoun

The collective states of upper and lower case letters.

‘The replacement string should have the same casing as the matched text.’;

Housingnoun

A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.

Casingverb

present participle of case

Housingnoun

An appendage to the harness or collar of a harness.

Casingnoun

The act or process of inclosing in, or covering with, a case or thin substance, as plaster, boards, etc.

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Housingnoun

(architecture) The space taken out of one solid to admit the insertion of part of another, such as the end of one timber in the side of another.

Casingnoun

An outside covering, for protection or ornament, or to precent the radiation of heat.

Housingnoun

A niche for a statue.

Casingnoun

An inclosing frame; esp. the framework around a door or a window. See Case, n., 4.

Housingnoun

(nautical) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.

Casingnoun

the housing or outer covering of something;

‘the clock has a walnut case’;

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Housingnoun

(nautical) A houseline.

Casingnoun

the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire

Housingnoun

The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.

Casingnoun

the enclosing frame around a door or window opening;

‘the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced’;

Housingnoun

That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.

Casingnoun

a cover or shell that protects or encloses something

‘a waterproof casing’;

Housingnoun

The space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber in the side of another.

Casingnoun

the frame round a door or window.

Housingnoun

A frame or support for holding something in place, such as a piece of machinery, journal boxes, etc.

Housingnoun

That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.

Housingnoun

A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.

Housingnoun

An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.

Housingnoun

housing structures collectively; structures in which people are housed

Housingnoun

a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

Housingnoun

stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

Housingnoun

houses and flats considered collectively

‘a housing development’;

Housingnoun

the provision of accommodation

‘a housing association’;

Housingnoun

a rigid casing that encloses and protects a piece of moving or delicate equipment.

Housingnoun

a recess or groove cut in one piece of wood to allow another piece to be attached to it.

Housingnoun

a cloth covering put on a horse for protection or ornament.

Housing

Housing, or more generally living spaces, refers to the construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings collectively, for the purpose of sheltering people — the planning or provision delivered by an authority, with related meanings. Ensuring that members of society have a home in which to live, whether this is a house, or some other kind of dwelling, lodging, or shelter, is a social issue.

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