Definitions for dwelling
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dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling housenoun
housing that someone is living in
"he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from dwell.
His dwelling is low in a valley green,
Under the foot of Rauran mossy hore. Fairy Queen, b. i.
Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever. Jer. xlix. 33.
If he have several dwellings, let him sort them so, that what he wanteth in the one he may find in the other. Francis Bacon.
God will deign
To visit oft the dwellings of just men,
Delighted. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii. l. 570.
So it seems
To thee who hast thy dwelling here on earth. John Milton, P. Lost.
All dwellings else
Flood overwhelm’d, and them with all their pomp
Deep under water roll’d; sea cover’d sea,
Sea without shore! John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi. l. 747.
The living few, and frequent funerals then,
Proclaim’d thy wrath on this forsaken place;
And now those few, who are return’d again,
Thy searching judgments to their dwellings trace. Dryden.
The force of fire ascended first on high,
And took its dwelling in the vaulted sky. John Dryden, Ovid.
My dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. Dan. iv. 25.
In law, a dwelling (also known as a residence or an abode) is a self-contained unit of accommodation used by one or more households as a home - such as a house, apartment, mobile home, houseboat, vehicle, or other "substantial" structure. The concept of a dwelling has significance in relation to search and seizure, conveyancing of real property, burglary, trespass, and land-use planning.
A dwelling is a place where a person lives, usually referring to a house, apartment, or other place of residence. It is a habitation intended for use as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, or group of people. The structure may also include facilities used for shelter, subsistence, comfort, security, and protection against harsh weather conditions.
habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile
A house, property or suitable place to reside.
Its a basic human right to have a house or form of housing.
Submitted by MaryC on January 23, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'dwelling' in Nouns Frequency: #2471
The numerical value of dwelling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of dwelling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The land resource is finite and a population of 4.4 million cannot be sustained within it. Fish stocks have diminished and forest dwelling involves high risks. On top, climatic changes here are already evident and well-documented.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
It may have taken on the order of 100 years for the' fern spike' to begin, and about 1,000 years for forest communities to rebound, once forests were back, the ancestors of today's modern tree-dwelling birds could -- and did -- move into the trees. By a couple of millions of years after the asteroid impact, we have direct evidence of arboreal fossil birds.
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- vivenda, habitatgeCatalan, Valencian
- Wohnung, WohnsitzGerman
- vasa, morada, residencia, domicilio, viviendaSpanish
- bizileku, bizitokiBasque
- asumus, asuntoFinnish
- domicile, habitationFrench
- còmhnaidhScottish Gaelic
- lakás, lak, tartózkodásHungarian
- tempat tinggalIndonesian
- abitazione, dimora, residenzaItalian
- 居留, 住宅, 住居Japanese
- woning, woonstDutch
- خونه, كورPashto, Pushto
- habitação, domicílio, moradiaPortuguese
- жильё, жилищеRussian
- житло, помешканняUkrainian
- lodjisse, dimoranceWalloon
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