housing
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. shelter, lodging b. dwellings provided for people 2. a. a niche for a sculpture b. the space taken out of a structural member (as a timber) to admit the insertion of part of another 3. something that covers or protects: as a. a case or enclosure (as for a mechanical part or an instrument) b. a casing (as an enclosed bearing) in which a shaft revolves c. a support (as a frame) for mechanical parts II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from house housing (from Anglo-French huce, houce, of Germanic origin) + -ing; akin to Middle High German hulft covering Date: 15th century caparison 1

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