Definition of dwelling in English:


Line breaks: dwell|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈdwɛlɪŋ
(also dwelling place)


A house, flat, or other place of residence: the proposed dwelling is out of keeping with those nearby
More example sentences
  • She would like to see a block or two of typical residential dwellings from each era of the city preserved somewhere in the city.
  • Permission for residential dwellings in a zone designated for industrial use should never have been granted.
  • The planning brief for the site originally envisaged 180 residential dwellings.
residence, place of residence, place of habitation, home, house, accommodation, lodging place, billet;
informal place, pad
British informal digs

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