Dwelling

  • 1 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,… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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… …

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 dwelling — abode, residence, domicile, home, house, habitation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 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 …

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

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  • 11 dwelling —   Nohona, noho ana.    ♦ Dwelling house, hale noho.    ♦ Dwelling place, wahi noho, kahi noho.    ♦ Dwelling in peace, noho aloha …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 12 Dwelling — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Dwelling — Recorded in various spellings including: Dollen, Dollin, Dolling, Dowling, Duling, Dulling, Dwelling, and possibly others, this is an Anglo Irish surname. In England it is usually a derivative of the ancient word dollyng , and hence a nickname… …

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  • 14 dwelling — [[t]dwe̱lɪŋ[/t]] dwellings N COUNT A dwelling or a dwelling place is a place where someone lives. [FORMAL] Some 3,500 new dwellings are planned for the area... We hiked the Grand Canyon, exploring Indian cliff dwellings …

    English dictionary

  • 15 dwelling */ — UK [ˈdwelɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms dwelling : singular dwelling plural dwellings formal a house, flat, or other shelter in which someone lives …

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  • 16 dwelling — A place of abode for people. 43 Am J1st Pub Util § 183. A dwelling house. The act of inhabiting or residing in a place. See dwell; dwelling house …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 dwelling — n. (also dwelling place) formal a house; a residence; an abode. Phrases and idioms: dwelling house a house used as a residence, not as an office etc …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 dwelling — noun /ˈdwɛl.ɪŋ/ A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile. The old house served as a dwelling for Albert …

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  • 19 dwelling — Synonyms and related words: abiding, abiding place, abode, address, cantonment, cohabitation, commorancy, commorant, crash pad, crib, domicile, domus, dwelling place, habitancy, habitation, home, homestead, house, in residence, inhabitancy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 dwelling — (also dwelling place) noun formal a house or other place of residence …

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