Etymology
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dwelling (n.)

"place of residence, habitation, abode," mid-14c., verbal noun from dwell (v.). Earlier it meant "a stupor" (early 14c.); "delay, procrastination; a staying in a place" (c. 1300).

updated on October 22, 2018

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Definitions of dwelling from WordNet

dwelling (n.)
housing that someone is living in;
he built a modest dwelling near the pond
Synonyms: home / domicile / abode / habitation / dwelling house
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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