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dwell·ing

 (dwĕl′ĭng)
n.
A place to live in; an abode.

dwelling

(ˈdwɛlɪŋ)
n
formal literary a place of residence

dwell•ing

(ˈdwɛl ɪŋ)

n.
a building or other place to live in; place of residence; abode.
[1250–1300]
syn: See house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dwelling - housing that someone is living indwelling - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room, chamber - a room used primarily for sleeping
cliff dwelling - a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff; "the Anasazi built cliff dwellings in the southwestern United States"
condo, condominium - one of the dwelling units in a condominium
den - a room that is comfortable and secluded
dinette - a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
dining room, dining-room - a room used for dining
dressing room - a room in which you can change clothes
family room - a recreation room in a private house
fixer-upper - a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)
fireside, hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
hermitage - the abode of a hermit
homestead - dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
kitchen - a room equipped for preparing meals
lake dwelling, pile dwelling - dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
front room, living room, living-room, sitting room, parlor, parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings
messuage - (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
semi-detached house - a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side
vacation home - a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation
yurt - a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing

dwelling

noun (Formal, literary) home, house, residence, abode, quarters, establishment, lodging, pad (slang), habitation, domicile, dwelling house Three thousand new dwellings are planned.

dwelling

noun
A building or shelter where one lives:
abode, domicile, habitation, home, house, lodging (often used in plural), place, residence.
Chiefly British: dig (used in plural).
Translations
مَنْزِل، مَسْكِن
bytdůmobydlí
bolig
lakóhely
bústaîur
obydlie
bivališče

dwelling

[ˈdwelɪŋ]
A. N (frm, poet) → morada f, vivienda f
B. CPD dwelling house N (frm) → casa f particular

dwelling

[ˈdwɛlɪŋ] nhabitation f, demeure f

dwelling

n (form: also dwelling place) → Wohnsitz m (form), → Wohnung f; dwelling houseWohnhaus nt

dwelling

[ˈdwɛlɪŋ] n (frm, liter) → dimora
dwelling house (Law) → abitazione f

dwell

(dwel) past tense, past participles dwelt (-t) , dwelled verb
to live (in a place). She dwelt in the middle of a dark forest.
ˈdwelling noun
a house, flat etc.
dwell on
to think or speak about something for a long time. It isn't a good thing to dwell on your problems.
References in classic literature ?
As the Indian agent of New York had a log dwelling at the foot of the lake, however, it is not impossible that the appellation grew out of the meetings that were held at his council fires; the war drove off the agent, in common with the other officers of the crown; and his rude dwelling was soon abandoned.
The family home was a few miles from Nashville, Tennessee, a large, irregularly built dwelling of no particular order of architecture, a little way off the road, in a park of trees and shrubbery.
As we approached the gate to our dwelling, whose front was in shadow, and in which no light shone, my father suddenly stopped and clutched my arm, saying, hardly above his breath:
Dantes led the owner of the yacht to the dwelling of a Jew; retired with the latter for a few minutes to a small back parlor, and upon their return the Jew counted out to the shipbuilder the sum of sixty thousand francs in bright gold pieces.
When he withdrew from the scene of his painful recollections, they both accompanied him downstairs, reiterating their hope that he would come again whenever he pleased, and assuring him that their poor dwelling would ever be open to him.
Having obtained the address of the person to whom the house in the Allees de Meillan belonged, Dantes next proceeded thither, and, under the name of Lord Wilmore (the name and title inscribed on his passport), purchased the small dwelling for the sum of twenty-five thousand francs, at least ten thousand more than it was worth; but had its owner asked half a million, it would unhesitatingly have been given.
There was a short, narrow, gloomy lane or street, shut in between lofty dwelling houses, the lane often dark, always filthy, without sidewalks, a gutter running through the centre, over which, suspended from a rope, hung a dim oil lamp or two--such was the Rue St.
For easily he makes strong, and easily he brings the strong man low; easily he humbles the proud and raises the obscure, and easily he straightens the crooked and blasts the proud, -- Zeus who thunders aloft and has his dwelling most high.
121-139) But after earth had covered this generation -- they are called pure spirits dwelling on the earth, and are kindly, delivering from harm, and guardians of mortal men; for they roam everywhere over the earth, clothed in mist and keep watch on judgements and cruel deeds, givers of wealth; for this royal right also they received; -- then they who dwell on Olympus made a second generation which was of silver and less noble by far.
As the dwelling to which we had been first introduced was the place of my permanent abode while I remained in the valley, and as I was necessarily placed upon the most intimate footing with its occupants, I may as well here enter into a little description of it and its inhabitants.
A narrow space, however, was reserved in front of the dwelling, upon the summit of this pile of stones(called by the natives a 'pi-pi'), which being enclosed by a little picket of canes, gave it somewhat the appearance of a verandah.
Meanwhile the Southwind rose, & with black wings Wide hovering, all the Clouds together drove From under Heav'n; the Hills to their supplie Vapour, and Exhalation dusk and moist, Sent up amain; and now the thick'nd Skie Like a dark Ceeling stood; down rush'd the Rain Impetuous, and continu'd till the Earth No more was seen; the floating Vessel swum Uplifted; and secure with beaked prow Rode tilting o're the Waves, all dwellings else Flood overwhelmd, and them with all thir pomp Deep under water rould; Sea cover'd Sea, Sea without shoar; and in thir Palaces Where luxurie late reign'd, Sea-monsters whelp'd And stabl'd; of Mankind, so numerous late, All left, in one small bottom swum imbark't.