noun dwell·ing

: a place where a person lives

Full Definition of DWELLING

:  a shelter (as a house) in which people live

Examples of DWELLING

  1. <the simple dwellings in which the Pilgrims spent the first winter at Plymouth>

First Known Use of DWELLING

14th century

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with DWELLING

DWELLING Defined for Kids


noun dwell·ing \ˈdwe-liŋ\

Definition of DWELLING for Kids

:  a shelter in which a person or an animal lives


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