dwelling
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdwɛ.lɪŋ/
Noun

dwelling (plural dwellings)

  1. A house#Noun|house or place#Noun|place in which a person live#Verb|lives; a habitation, a home#Noun|home.
    Synonyms: 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 879237670 ↗, 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 483591931 ↗, 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.
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of dwell#English|dwell
    I was dwelling in the cave..



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