English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdwɛl.ɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlɪŋ
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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English dwellynge, dwellyng (delay, continuance, abode). More at dwell.

Noun edit

dwelling (plural dwellings)

  1. 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.
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Etymology 2 edit

From dwell +‎ -ing.

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of dwell

Middle English edit

Noun edit


  1. Alternative form of dwellynge