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From Middle English dwellynge, dwellyng (“delay, continuance, abode”). More at dwell.
dwelling (plural dwellings)
- A house or place in which a person lives; a habitation, a home.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:abode
- The old house served as a dwelling for Albert.
- 1864, Alfred Tennyson, “Enoch Arden”, in Enoch Arden, &c., London: Edward Moxon & Co., […], →OCLC, page 40:
- For Philip's dwelling fronted on the street, / The latest house to landward; but behind, / With one small gate that open'd on the waste, / Flourish'd a little garden square and wall'd; [...]
- 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword: The Turk Street Mile”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC, page 9:
- 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.
- dwellinghouse, dwelling house
- dwelling place
- lake dwelling (“prehistoric structure”)
house or place in which a person lives
- “dwelling”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
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