- a house occupied, or intended to be occupied, as a residence.
Origin of dwelling house
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for dwelling house
Finally, the dwelling-house must be used by the owner, and cannot be let to another.Freeland
The dwelling-house, the barn, and the cow-houses were the largest buildings.The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
The door-sill of the dwelling-house is the foundation of Church and State.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
We halted where there was a grove on one side of the road and a dwelling-house on the other.Reminiscences of a Rebel
Wayland Fuller Dunaway
He therefore built a dwelling-house for them on a suitable spot of the garden.