dwelling
noun Date: 14th century a shelter (as a house) in which people live

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  • dwelling — dwell·ing n: a structure where a person lives and esp. sleeps – called also dwelling house; see also burglary ◇ Courts disagree as to how permanent or consistent the habitation of a structure must be in order for it to be considered a dwelling,… …   Law dictionary

  • dwelling — dwell‧ing [ˈdwelɪŋ] noun [countable] LAW a place where someone lives: • New housing is expected to rise 15% this year to 180,000 dwellings. * * * dwelling UK US /ˈdwelɪŋ/ noun [C] LAW, PROPERTY ► a building that someone lives in: »He was arrested …   Financial and business terms

  • 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dwelling — Dwelling, as well as being a term for a house, or for living somewhere, or for lingering somewhere, is a philosophical concept which was developed by Martin Heidegger. Dwelling is about making yourself at home where the home itself is a building… …   Wikipedia

  • dwelling — (also dwelling place) ► NOUN formal ▪ a house or other place of residence …   English terms dictionary

  • dwelling — [dwel′iŋ] n. [ME: see DWELL] a place to live in; residence; house; abode: also dwelling place …   English World dictionary

  • dwelling — place of residence, mid 14c., from prp. of DWELL (Cf. dwell) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dwelling — abode, residence, domicile, home, house, habitation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dwelling — [n] home abode, castle, commorancy, den, digs*, domicile, dump*, establishment, habitat, habitation, haunt, hole in the wall*, house, lodging, pad, quarters, residence, residency; concept 516 …   New thesaurus

  • dwelling — noun (formal) ADJECTIVE ▪ makeshift, temporary ▪ permanent ▪ humble, modest ▪ private ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • dwelling —   Nohona, noho ana.    ♦ Dwelling house, hale noho.    ♦ Dwelling place, wahi noho, kahi noho.    ♦ Dwelling in peace, noho aloha …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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