Housing vs Hull - What's the difference?

housing | hull |

As verbs the difference between housing and hull

is that housing is while hull is .

As a noun housing

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




  • We are housing the Wik* servers in Florida.


  • (uncountable) The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.
  • (uncountable) Residences, collectively.
  • She lives in low-income housing .
  • (countable) A mechanical component's container or covering.
  • The gears were grinding against their housing .
  • A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
  • An appendage to the harness or collar of a harness.
  • (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.
  • A niche for a statue.
  • (nautical) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
  • (nautical) A houseline.
  • Synonyms

    * (houses, collectively ): accommodation, lodging * (mechanical component's container ): case, casing, cover, covering, lid

    See also

    * house ----



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • The outer covering of a fruit or seed
  • Synonyms
    * (outer covering of fruit or seed ): husk, shell
    Derived terms
    * ahull * monohull * multihull * twinhull * tank hull * hull-down


    (en verb)
  • To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
  • She sat on the back porch hulling peanuts.
    * (to remove hull of a fruit or seed ): peel, husk, shell, shuck

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.


    (en noun)
  • The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
  • * Dryden
  • Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, intransitive, nautical) To drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled
  • *, II.1:
  • *:We goe not, but we are carried: as things that flote, now gliding gently, now hulling violently, according as the water is, either stormy or calme.
  • To hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc.
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