Definition of dwelling in English:

dwelling

(also dwelling place)

noun

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

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

dwelling

/ˈdwɛlɪŋ//ˈdweliNG/