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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section I. Space in General
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189. [Place of Habitation, or Resort.] Abode.

   NOUN:ABODE, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, address, habitation, where one’s lot is cast, local habitation, berth, diggings [colloq.], seat, lap, sojourn, housing, quarters, headquarters, resiance [obs.], tabernacle, throne, ark.
  HOME, fatherland, motherland, country; homestead, home stall [Eng.], fireside; hearth, hearthstone; chimney corner, ingleside; harem, seraglio, zenana; household gods, lares et penates [L.], roof, household, housing, dulce domum [L.], paternal domicile; native soil, native land, “God’s own country,” down home [colloq.]
  quarter, parish (region) [See Region].
  RETREAT, haunt, resort; nest, nidus, snuggery [colloq.], arbor, bower [See Receptacle]; lair, den, cave, hole, hiding place, cell, sanctum sanctorum, aerie, eyrie or eyry, rookery, hive; habitat, covert, perch, roost; nidification; kala jagah [Hind.].
  CAMP, bivouac, encampment, cantonment; castrametation; barrack, casemate, casern or caserne; tent [See Covering].
  TENEMENT, messuage, farm, farm-house, grange, hacienda [Sp. Amer.], toft [Scot., and dial. Eng.].
  COT, cabin, hut, chalet or chalet [F.], croft, shed, booth, stall, hovel, bothy or boothy, shanty, dugout [U. S.], wigwam; pen (inclosure) [See Inclosure]; barn, bawn [obs.], kennel, sty, doghole, cote, coop, hutch; byre, cowhouse, cowshed, cowbyre; stable, dovecote, columbary, columbarium, shippen [dial.]; igloo or iglu [Eskimo], jacal; lacustrine -, lake -, pile- dwelling; log cabin, log house; shack [colloq.], shebang [slang], tepee, topek.
  HOUSE, mansion, place, villa, cottage, box, lodge, hermitage, rus in urbe [L.], folly, rotunda, tower, château [F.], castle, pavilion, hotel, court, manor-house, messuage, hall, palace; kiosk, bungalow, chummery [esp. Anglo-Indian], casa [Sp., Pg. and It.], country seat; apartment-, brownstone-, duplex-, frame-, shingle-, flat-, tenement- house; three-decker, monitor building [U. S.]; building (construction) [See Production]; room, chamber (receptacle) [See Receptacle]; rents [colloq. or cant, U. S.], buildings, mews.
  HAMLET, village, bustee or basti [Hind.], thorp or thorpe, dorp, kraal [S. Africa], rancho [Sp. Amer.].
  TOWN, borough, burgh, ham [now used only in compounds], city, capital, metropolis; suburb; provincial town, county town, county seat; courthouse [U. S.]; ghetto.
  STREET, place, terrace, parade, esplanade, alameda [Sp.], board walk, embankment, road, row, lane, alley, court, quadrangle, quad [colloq.], wynd [dial.], close, yard, passage.
  square, polygon, circus, crescent, mall, piazza, arcade, colonnade, peristyle, cloister; gardens, grove, residences; block of buildings, market place, place [F.], plaza.
  ANCHORAGE, roadstead, roads; dock, basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor.
  ASSEMBLY ROOM, auditorium, concert hall, armory, gymnasium; cathedral, church, chapel, meetinghouse (temple) [See Temple]; parliament (council) [See Council].
  INN, hostel [archaic], hostelry [archaic], hotel, tavern, caravansary or caravanserai, xenodochium, dak bungalow [India], khan, hospice; public house, alehouse, pothouse, mughouse; gin palace; bar, barroom; barrel house [slang, U. S.], cabaret [U. S.], chophouse; club, clubhouse; cookshop, dive [U. S.], exchange [euphemism, U. S.]; grill room, saloon [U. S.], shebeen [Irish and Scot.]; coffee-house, eating-house; canteen, restaurant, buffet, café, estaminet [F.], posada [Sp.].
  ALMSHOUSE, poorhouse, townhouse [U. S.].
  GARDEN, park, pleasure ground, pleasance or plaisance [archaic], demesne.
  SANATORIUM. health resort, Hill station or the Hills [India], health retreat, sanitarium, spa, watering-place, pump room.
   VERB:INHABIT &c. (be present) [See Presence]; take up one’s abode &c. (locate oneself) [See Location].
   ADJECTIVE:URBAN, oppidan [rare], metropolitan; suburban; provincial, rural, rustic, agrestic, country, countrified, regional; domestic; cosmopolitan; palatial.
  1. Eigner Herd ist goldes Werth.
  2. Even cities have their graves.—Longfellow
  3. Ubi libertas ibi patria.
  4. The herds are shut in byre and hut.—Kipling
  5. My wants are few, I only wish a hut of stone (A very plain brown stone will do) That I may call my own.—Holmes