housing estate

housing estate
A group of, often architecturally similar, buildings built at the same time. Primarily for residential accommodation, estates may also include commercial facilities.

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  • housing estate — UK US noun [C] UK PROPERTY, GOVERNMENT ► a group of houses built together in a planned way, sometimes by the local government of an area in order to provide houses for people to rent or buy at a low cost: »The Prime Minister visited a London… …   Financial and business terms

  • housing estate — housing estates N COUNT A housing estate is the same as a housing development. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • housing estate — n. Brit. a housing development: see DEVELOPMENT (sense 4) …   English World dictionary

  • housing estate — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a residential area planned and built as a unit …   English terms dictionary

  • Housing estate — A housing estate is a group of buildings built together as a single development. The exact form may vary from country to country. Accordingly, a housing estate is usually built by a single contractor, with only a few styles of house or building… …   Wikipedia

  • housing estate — noun a residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • housing estate — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms housing estate : singular housing estate plural housing estates British a large group of houses built at the same time and in the same style, especially one built by local government for people with low incomes …   English dictionary

  • housing estate — housing es.tate BrE housing de.velopment AmE n a large number of houses that have been built together in a planned way →↑council house …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • housing estate — hous′ing estate n. cvb brit. housing development • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • housing estate — noun Date: 1920 British housing development …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • housing estate — Brit. See housing development. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

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