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dwelling

[dwel-ing]
noun
  1. a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.
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Origin of dwelling

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at dwell, -ing1
Related formsmul·ti·dwell·ing, noun, adjective

Synonyms for dwelling

See house.
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Related Words for dwellings

residence, habitat, abode, dump, house, habitation, domicile, haunt, quarters, pad, den, lodging, castle, establishment, residency, digs, commorancy

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British Dictionary definitions for dwellings

dwelling

noun
  1. formal, literary a place of residence
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Word Origin and History for dwellings

dwelling

n.

"place of residence," mid-14c., verbal noun from dwell (v.).

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