Etymology 1 edit
dwelling (plural dwellings)
- A house or place in which a person lives; a habitation, a home.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:abode
- The old house served as a dwelling for Albert.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword: The Turk Street Mile”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC, page 9:
- He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.
Derived terms edit
house or place in which a person lives
- “dwelling”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
Etymology 2 edit
Middle English edit
- Alternative form of