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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  House  \House\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Housed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Housing}.]  [AS.  h?sian.] 
  1.  To  take  or  put  into  a  house;  to  shelter  under  a  roof;  to 
  cover  from  the  inclemencies  of  the  weather;  to  protect  by 
  covering;  as  to  house  one's  family  in  a  comfortable  home; 
  to  house  farming  utensils;  to  house  cattle. 
 
  At  length  have  housed  me  in  a  humble  shed.  --Young. 
 
  House  your  choicest  carnations,  or  rather  set  them 
  under  a  penthouse.  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  To  drive  to  a  shelter.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  admit  to  residence;  to  harbor. 
 
  Palladius  wished  him  to  house  all  the  Helots.  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
 
  4.  To  deposit  and  cover,  as  in  the  grave.  --Sandys. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  To  stow  in  a  safe  place  to  take  down  and  make 
  safe;  as  to  house  the  upper  spars. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Houseline  \House"line`\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  small  line  of  three  strands  used  for  seizing;  --  called 
  also  {housing}.  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Housing  \Hous"ing\,  n.  [From  {Houss}.] 
  1.  A  cover  or  cloth  for  a  horse's  saddle,  as  an  ornamental  or 
  military  appendage;  a  saddlecloth;  a  horse  cloth;  in 
  plural,  trappings. 
 
  2.  An  appendage  to  the  hames  or  collar  of  a  harness. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Housing  \Hous"ing\,  n.  [From  {House}.  In  some  of  its  senses  this 
  word  has  been  confused  with  the  following  word.] 
  1.  The  act  of  putting  or  receiving  under  shelter;  the  state 
  of  dwelling  in  a  habitation. 
 
  2.  That  which  shelters  or  covers;  houses,  taken  collectively. 
  --Fabyan. 
 
  3.  (Arch.) 
  a  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. 
  b  A  niche  for  a  statue. 
 
  4.  (Mach.)  A  frame  or  support  for  holding  something  in  place 
  as  journal  boxes,  etc 
 
  5.  (Naut.) 
  a  That  portion  of  a  mast  or  bowsprit  which  is  beneath 
  the  deck  or  within  the  vessel. 
  b  A  covering  or  protection,  as  an  awning  over  the  deck 
  of  a  ship  when  laid  up 
  c  A  houseline.  See  {Houseline}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  housing 
  n  1:  housing  collectively;  structures  in  which  people  are  housed 
  [syn:  {lodging}] 
  2:  a  protective  cover  for  a  mechanical  part 
  3:  a  decorated  covering  for  a  horse,  especially  (formerly)  for 
  a  warhorse  [syn:  {caparison},  {trapping},  {housings}] 




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