dwelling

[ dwel-ing ]
/ ˈdwɛl ɪŋ /

noun

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

SYNONYMS FOR dwelling

See house.

OTHER WORDS FROM dwelling

mul·ti·dwell·ing, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dwellings

dwelling
/ (ˈdwɛlɪŋ) /

noun

formal, literary a place of residence
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