UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhaʊzɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhaʊzɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(houzing)

From the verb house: (⇒ conjugate)
housing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. housing for [students, military dependents]
  2. housing [on, off] campus
  3. am looking for affordable housing (in)
  4. housing is [cheap, expensive] in
  5. housing for [low-income, unemployed] families
  6. [rental, campus, student, family, low-income] housing
  7. announce plans for [low-income, affordable, subsidized] housing
  8. equal-opportunity housing
  9. is (no) available housing in
  10. the housing of [guests, refugees, asylum seekers]
n as adj
  1. the Affordable Housing Act
  2. building a new housing development
  3. lives in a housing project
  4. UK: lives on a housing estate
  5. the housing market crashed
  6. is a tough housing market right now
  7. housing [units, stock]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [big, two-bedroom, small, row] house
  2. a [beach, cabin, rural, town] house
  3. UK: a [detached, semi-detached, terraced] house
  4. a [winter, summer] house
  5. an [affordable, unaffordable, expensive] house
  6. can stay in the guest house
  7. can stay at our house
  8. shares a house with [two friends, three other people, her sister]
  9. am [selling, buying] my house
  10. looking for a (new) house
  11. [renovate, decorate, extend] the house
  12. put the house [on the market, up for sale]
  13. the house is falling [apart, to shambles]
  14. need to get out of the house (more often)
  15. a coffee house
  16. the House and Senate
  17. the House of Representatives
  18. UK: the House of [Commons, Lords]
  19. UK: is the Leader of the House
  20. a subcommittee in the house
  21. a mortgage on the house
  22. a house in the [city, center, suburbs, outskirts, countryside]
  23. had a full house [today, for class]
  24. (the) drinks are on the house!
  25. are eating me out of house and home
  26. as big as a house
n as adj
  1. house prices are [falling, rising]
  2. proposed a house bill
  3. a house and garden store
  4. house repair
  5. [lay down, stick to] the house rules
  6. [listen, dance] to house music
  7. the house [wine, dressing]
  8. house style
  9. the house [captain, cup]
  1. houses [books, storage boxes, canned food]
  2. house over [1 million] [books]
  3. are housed in a [warehouse, basement, library]
  4. houses the [largest, most complete] collection of
  5. is housed within (these walls)
  6. housed or [used, displayed]
  7. house [1 million] on average
  8. are housed [here, in Washington]
  9. (students) are housed on campus
  10. houses [orphans, immigrants, prisoners]
  11. was built to house [orphans]
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