Definition of dwelling house in US English:

dwelling house


  • A house used as a residence and not for business purposes.

    • ‘Area 1 continued, throughout this period, to be used for purposes incidental or ancillary to the use of the Cottage as a dwelling house, but agriculture ceased as a primary use of this land.’
    • ‘It simply meant that any building or any part thereof had to be used as a dwelling house.’
    • ‘As a result the plaintiff did not obtain possession of a dwelling house which he had let and he and his wife had to live in cramped conditions with his parents in law.’
    • ‘He outlined that his farm comprised a yard, buildings and a dwelling house and the land was divided into six symmetrical fields varying in size from about 12 to 15 acres.’
    • ‘He is seeking planning permission from the council to erect a dwelling house, septic tank and percolation area here.’
    residence, place of residence, place of habitation, home, house, accommodation, lodging place, billet
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dwelling house

/ˈdweliNG ˌhous//ˈdwɛlɪŋ ˌhaʊs/