from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a house intended to be occupied as a residence, in distinction from a store, office, or other building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house occupied or intended to be occupied as a residence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. housing that someone is living in
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There he hired for himself a fair dwelling house which he furnished with carpets and cushions, curtains and hangings; and therein stored his bales and stabled his mules and camels, after which he abode a while resting.
A short time after I sold all my possessions at Stonington, consisting of a pretty piece of land and one dwelling house thereon, and went to reside at Long-Island.
On ye other side the dwelling house wch is severall steps up it – Gravell walkes full of flowers and greens and a box hedge Cut finely with Little trees, some Cut round, and another hedge of strip'd holly Cut Even and some of Lawrell Cut Even Likewise.
Halfe way down is a seate opposite to ye dwelling house which is
Compared to them the dwelling house really sankto the level of an insignificant object of secondary importance.