Definition of dwelling in English:

dwelling

(also dwelling place)

noun

formal
  • A house, flat, or other place of residence.

    ‘the proposed dwelling is out of keeping with those nearby’
    • ‘Permission for residential dwellings in a zone designated for industrial use should never have been granted.’
    • ‘Naturally the dwellings for the resident Spaniards were modelled on their counterparts in Spain.’
    • ‘Between them they will provide 15 dwellings in a mix of one and two bedroom flats and houses.’
    • ‘Caravans or mobile homes will not be permitted for use as permanent dwellings.’
    • ‘By chance, the restaurant is housed in a former dwelling place occupied by a Dutch family and built in mid 1800s.’
    • ‘The planning brief for the site originally envisaged 180 residential dwellings.’
    • ‘Modern homes are replacing traditional dwellings both in the country and the city.’
    • ‘To do that we'd have to make the dwellings smaller and semi-detached, but that would reduce the value considerably.’
    • ‘Up the road from that particular house there are even more spectacular dwellings.’
    • ‘The dwellings had no gardens and no provisions were made for dustbins or sheds etc.’
    • ‘Their homes were invariably humble dwellings, without even a proper chair for a guest or a visitor.’
    • ‘Some homeowners have even traded down from more expensive abodes to less pricey dwellings.’
    • ‘It's no good saying that the solution is to rip up everything and instead build high-density dwellings in urban centres.’
    • ‘There might be a way to adapt the house to divide it into two separate dwellings.’
    • ‘When the shot rang out, residents in the area stormed from their dwellings to see what was going on.’
    • ‘She would like to see a block or two of typical residential dwellings from each era of the city preserved somewhere in the city.’
    • ‘Many residents of the settlement strive to make their dwellings habitable.’
    • ‘They are among the oldest dwellings in the local authority housing stock.’
    • ‘The row house, a series of attached dwellings, was a common form of housing.’
    • ‘On the way you pass through the sprawl of makeshift dwellings that are home to tens of thousands of squatters.’
    residence, place of residence, place of habitation, home, house, accommodation, lodging place, billet
    lodgings, quarters, rooms
    place, pad
    digs
    dwelling place, dwelling house, abode, domicile, habitation
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Pronunciation:

dwelling

/ˈdwɛlɪŋ/