Dwell

Definition of Dwell

v. i.1.To delay; to linger.
[imp. & p. p. Dwelled usually contracted into Dwelt ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Dwelling.]
2.To abide; to remain; to continue.
I 'll rather dwell in my necessity.
- Shak.
Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.
- Wordsworth.
3.To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live in a place; to reside.
The parish in which I was born, dwell, and have possessions.
- Peacham.
The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides.
- C. J. Smith.
To dwell in
to abide in (a place); hence, to depend on.
To dwell on
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.
- Shak.
They stand at a distance, dwelling on his looks and language, fixed in amazement.
- Buckminster.
v. t.1.To inhabit.

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