1. [ noun ] (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time
Synonyms: legal_residence

"what's his legal residence?"

Related terms: residence law
2. [ verb ] (housing) make one's home or live in
Synonyms: live reside populate dwell inhabit domiciliate people shack

"There are only 250,000 people in Iceland" "I live in a 200-year old house" "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted" "The plains are sparsely populated"

Related terms: be camp occupy lodge board cohabit overpopulate neighbor rusticate live_in live_out people dwelling population resident inhabitant hovel residency inhabitancy liver
3. [ noun ] (housing) housing that someone is living in
Synonyms: home dwelling abode dwelling_house habitation

"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
Similar spelling:   domiciliate