from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place to live in; an abode.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Delay.
  • noun Continuance; stay; sojourn.
  • noun Habitation; residence; abode; lodgment.
  • noun A place of residence or abode; an abiding-place; specifically, a house for residence; a dwelling-house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
  • noun a house intended to be occupied as a residence, in distinction from a store, office, or other building.
  • noun place of residence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
  • verb Present participle of dwell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun housing that someone is living in


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