Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place to live in; an abode.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
  • v. Present participle of dwell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Delay.
  • n. Continuance; stay; sojourn.
  • n. Habitation; residence; abode; lodgment.
  • n. A place of residence or abode; an abiding-place; specifically, a house for residence; a dwelling-house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. housing that someone is living in

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Examples

  • Joyce isn't interested in dwelling on statistics such as those.

    As midterm nears, Democratic activist sees fewer friendly faces in Arkansas

  • Census questions include: how many people live at the address; whether the dwelling is owned or rented; a phone number; and, for each household member, a name, sex, age, date of birth, race and indication of Hispanic origin.

    Census forms on their way

  • The once concrete dwelling is also now cooled by this greenery and shaded year round.

    Via Torino Renovated Green Loft in Fashionable Milan | Inhabitat

  • It covers and unifies a number of functions; garages and storeroom of bicycles, access terrace with a storm lobby, main dwelling space, living terrace and the fencing.

    EggO House by A69 Architects

  • I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self.

    Chapter 2

  • I feel pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self.

    Chapter 1

  • There was an unfairness about it that perplexed Frederick, until he found solace in dwelling upon the failure Tom had made of life.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • Enter, holy pilgrims, receive this corner, for though this dwelling is poor,

    Mexican Tradition - Pidiendo Posada

  • The dwelling is in the design development stage right now.

    Taliesin PreFab Studio: An Introduction

  • With its exuberant primary colors and its intimate scale, this small, inexpensively built, light-filled, semi-detached De Stijl dwelling is the antithesis of the severe work of Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus that came to define European modernism.

    Where Mother Saw Best

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