1. [ noun ] (housing) housing that someone is living in
Synonyms: home dwelling abode dwelling_house domicile

"he built a modest dwelling near the pond" "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"

Related terms: housing house parsonage row_house hearth semi-detached_house messuage lodge hermitage vacation_home homestead cliff_dwelling yurt condominium fixer-upper lake_dwelling kitchen bedroom living_room dressing_room bathroom dining_room family_room den home
2. [ noun ] (geography) the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
Related terms: habitat lair aerie
3. [ noun ] (housing) the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)
Synonyms: inhabitation inhabitancy

"he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"

Related terms: occupancy camping cohabitation inhabit
Similar spelling:   habituation