- The definition of a dwelling is a place where people live, such as a house or apartment.
An example of a dwelling is your house.
A modern American dwelling.
a place to live in; residence; house; abode
Origin of dwellingME: see dwell
A place to live in; an abode.
- Present participle of dwell.
- I was dwelling in the cave.
Variant of dwell
dwell onor dwell upon
to linger over in thought or speech; think about or discuss at length