|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)|
"he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
|Related terms:||occupancy camping cohabitation inhabit|