dwelling house



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

Historical Examples of dwelling house

  • Finally, the dwelling-house must be used by the owner, and cannot be let to another.


    Theodor Hertzka

  • The dwelling-house, the barn, and the cow-houses were the largest buildings.

  • 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.