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Definitions of dwell

  1. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. think moodily or anxiously about something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make one's home or live in; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. make one's home or live in; "She resides officially 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. To delay; to linger. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To abide; to remain; to continue. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live in a place; to reside. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To inhabit. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Dwelling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To reside for a length of time; have a fixed place to live in; continue; linger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Dweller. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Dwelt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To abide in a place: to inhabit: to rest the attention: to continue long:-pr.p. dwelling; pa.t. and pa.p. dwelled or dwelt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Dwelled or dwelt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To linger; inhabit; reside. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To have a fixed abode; reside. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To linger; pause; expatiate; with on or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To abide as a permanent resident or an inhabitant for a time; to be in any state or condition; to continue fixed in attention; to hang upon with loudness; to continue long. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To live in a place; to inhabit; to reside; to abide for a time; to be in a state or condition; to continue long; to linger on with affection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Tents were in primitive times the common dwellings of men. Houses were afterwards built, the walls of which were frequently of mud ( Job 24:16 ; Matthew 6:19 Matthew 6:20 ) or of sun-dried bricks. God "dwells in light" ( 1 Timothy 6:16 ; 1 John 1:7 ), in heaven ( Psalms 123:1 ), in his church ( Psalms 9:11 ; 1 John 4:12 ). Christ dwelt on earth in the days of his humiliation ( John 1:14 ). He now dwells in the hearts of his people ( Ephesians 3:17-19 ). The Holy Spirit dwells in believers ( 1 Corinthians 3:16 ; 2 Tim 1:14 ). We are exhorted to "let the word of God dwell in us richly" ( Colossians 3:16 ; Psalms 119:11 ). Dwell deep occurs only in Jeremiah 49:8 , and refers to the custom of seeking refuge from impending danger, in retiring to the recesses of rocks and caverns, or to remote places in the desert. biblestudytools.com
  22. dwel, v.i. to abide in a place: to remain: to rest the attention: to continue long.--v.t. (Milt.) to inhabit, to place:--pr.p. dwell'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. dwelled or dwelt.--ns. DWELL'ER; DWELL'ING, the place where one dwells: habitation: continuance; DWELL'ING-HOUSE, a house used as a dwelling, in distinction from a place of business or other building; DWELL'ING-PLACE, a place of residence. [A.S. dwellan, to cause to wander, to delay, from dwal or dol, the original of Eng. dull.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. (dwelt), & n. Keep one\'s attention fixed, write or speak at length, (up)on subject (d. upon note, syllable, &c., prolong it); make one\'s abode, spend one\'s time, live, in, at, near, on, &c. (now usu. live in talk); (of horse) be slow in raising feet, pause before taking fence; (n., mech.) slight regular pause for some purpose in motion of machine. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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