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NOUN (1)

1. housing that someone is living in;
- Example: "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"
- Example: "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
[syn: dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dwelling \Dwell"ing\, n. Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile. [1913 Webster] Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons. --Jer. xlix. 33. [1913 Webster] God will deign To visit oft the dwellings of just men. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Philip's dwelling fronted on the street. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Dwelling house, a house intended to be occupied as a residence, in distinction from a store, office, or other building. Dwelling place, place of residence. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dwell \Dwell\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwelled, usually contracted into Dwelt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dwelling.] [OE. dwellen, dwelien, to err, linger, AS. dwellan to deceive, hinder, delay, dwelian to err; akin to Icel. dvelja to delay, tarry, Sw. dv[aum]ljas to dwell, Dan. dv[ae]le to linger, and to E. dull. See Dull, and cf. Dwale.] 1. To delay; to linger. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To abide; to remain; to continue. [1913 Webster] I 'll rather dwell in my necessity. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 3. To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live in a place; to reside. [1913 Webster] The parish in which I was born, dwell, and have possessions. --Peacham. [1913 Webster] The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster] To dwell in, to abide in (a place); hence, to depend on. "My hopes in heaven to dwell." --Shak. To dwell on or To dwell upon, to continue long on or in; to remain absorbed with; to stick to; to make much of; as, to dwell upon a subject; a singer dwells on a note. [1913 Webster] They stand at a distance, dwelling on his looks and language, fixed in amazement. --Buckminster. Syn: To inhabit; live; abide; sojourn; reside; continue; stay; rest. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dwelling n 1: housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless" [syn: dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "dwelling": abiding, abiding place, abode, address, cantonment, cohabitation, commorancy, commorant, crash pad, crib, domicile, domus, dwelling place, habitancy, habitation, home, homestead, house, in residence, inhabitancy, inhabitation, inhabiting, living, living in, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, nest, nesting, occupancy, occupation, pad, place, place to live, quarters, remaining, residence, residency, resident, residentiary, residing, roof, seat, sojourning, squatting, staying, staying over, stopping, tenancy
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DWELLING: HOUSE. A building inhabited by man. A mansion. (q.v.) 2. A part of a house is, in one sense, a dwelling house; for example, where two or more persons rent of the owner different parts of a house, so as to have among them the whole house, and the owner does not reserve or occupy any part, the separate portion of each will, in cases of burglary, be considered the dwelling house of each. 1 Mood. Cr. bas. 23. 3. At common law, in cases of burglary, under the term dwelling house are included the out-houses within the curtilage or common fence with the dwelling house. 3 Inst. 64; 4 Bl. Com. 225; and vide Russ & Ry. Cr. Cas. 170; Id. 186; 16 Mass. 105; 16 John. 203; 18 John. 115; 4 Call, 109; 1 Moody, Cr. Cas. 274; Burglary; Door; House; Jail; Mansion.