- a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.
Origin of dwelling
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Examples from the Web for dwellings
There are four dwellings to choose from and more than a half dozen other structures in which to swing a cat.The Obamas' New Digs
July 24, 2009
The Romans adapted their dwellings to the climate in which they lived.
Much ingenuity was exercised in the making of these dwellings.
But these dwellings were evidently occupied by a later people.
But the people did not come, and the dwellings remained empty.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He was seized by a creature and flung up on a strand where there seemed to be dwellings.The Chinese Fairy Book
- formal, literary a place of residence
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Word Origin and History for dwellings
"place of residence," mid-14c., verbal noun from dwell (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper