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 for dwelling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dwelling \Dwell"ing\, n.
     Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode;
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           Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons.   --Jer. xlix.
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           God will deign
           To visit oft the dwellings of just men.  --Milton.
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           Philip's dwelling fronted on the street. --Tennyson.
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     Dwelling house, a house intended to be occupied as a
        residence, in distinction from a store, office, or other
     Dwelling place, place of residence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dwell \Dwell\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwelled, usually contracted
     into Dwelt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dwelling.] [OE. dwellen,
     dwelien, to err, linger, AS. dwellan to deceive, hinder,
     delay, dwelian to err; akin to Icel. dvelja to delay, tarry,
     Sw. dv[aum]ljas to dwell, Dan. dv[ae]le to linger, and to E.
     dull. See Dull, and cf. Dwale.]
     1. To delay; to linger. [Obs.]
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     2. To abide; to remain; to continue.
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              I 'll rather dwell in my necessity.   --Shak.
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              Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.
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     3. To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live
        in a place; to reside.
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              The parish in which I was born, dwell, and have
              possessions.                          --Peacham.
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              The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the
              hall where the lord of the domain resides. --C. J.
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     To dwell in, to abide in (a place); hence, to depend on.
        "My hopes in heaven to dwell." --Shak.
     To dwell on or To dwell upon, to continue long on or in;
        to remain absorbed with; to stick to; to make much of; as,
        to dwell upon a subject; a singer dwells on a note.
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              They stand at a distance, dwelling on his looks and
              language, fixed in amazement.         --Buckminster.
     Syn: To inhabit; live; abide; sojourn; reside; continue;
          stay; rest.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest
           dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes
           for the homeless" [syn: dwelling, home, domicile,
           abode, habitation, dwelling house]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "dwelling":
     abiding, abiding place, abode, address, cantonment, cohabitation,
     commorancy, commorant, crash pad, crib, domicile, domus,
     dwelling place, habitancy, habitation, home, homestead, house,
     in residence, inhabitancy, inhabitation, inhabiting, living,
     living in, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, nest, nesting,
     occupancy, occupation, pad, place, place to live, quarters,
     remaining, residence, residency, resident, residentiary, residing,
     roof, seat, sojourning, squatting, staying, staying over, stopping,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DWELLING: HOUSE. A building inhabited by man. A mansion. (q.v.)
       2. A part of a house is, in one sense, a dwelling house; for example, 
  where two or more persons rent of the owner different parts of a house, so 
  as to have among them the whole house, and the owner does not reserve or 
  occupy any part, the separate portion of each will, in cases of burglary, be 
  considered the dwelling house of each. 1 Mood. Cr. bas. 23. 
       3. At common law, in cases of burglary, under the term dwelling house 
  are included the out-houses within the curtilage or common fence with the 
  dwelling house. 3 Inst. 64; 4 Bl. Com. 225; and vide Russ & Ry. Cr. Cas. 
  170; Id. 186; 16 Mass. 105; 16 John. 203; 18 John. 115; 4 Call, 109; 1 
  Moody, Cr. Cas. 274; Burglary; Door; House; Jail; Mansion. 

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