dwelling

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dwelling, duelling (delay, continuance, abode). More at dwell.

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dwelling (plural dwellings)

  1. A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess[1]:
      He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.
    The old house served as a dwelling for Albert.
    Philip's dwelling fronted on the street. - Alfred Tennyson
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Etymology 2[edit]

From dwell +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

dwelling

  1. Present participle of dwell.
    I was dwelling in the cave.