- a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.
Origin of dwelling
Synonyms for dwelling
Related Words for dwellingsresidence, habitat, abode, dump, house, habitation, domicile, haunt, quarters, pad, den, lodging, castle, establishment, residency, digs, commorancy
Examples from the Web for dwellings
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of dwellings
But these dwellings were evidently occupied by a later people.
Much ingenuity was exercised in the making of these dwellings.
The Romans adapted their dwellings to the climate in which they lived.
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
Word Origin and History for dwellings
"place of residence," mid-14c., verbal noun from dwell (v.).