• A Cliff-dwelling of North America
    A Cliff-dwelling of North America
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dwell think moodily or anxiously about something
    • v dwell come back to "Don't dwell on the past","She is always harping on the same old things"
    • v dwell inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of "People lived in Africa millions of years ago","The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted","this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean","deer are populating the woods"
    • v dwell originate (in) "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
    • v dwell exist or be situated within "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Little Silverlocks enters the Bears' dwelling Little Silverlocks enters the Bears' dwelling
A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dwell 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.""The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides."
    • Dwell To abide; to remain; to continue. "I 'll rather dwell in my necessity.""Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart."
    • Dwell To delay; to linger.
    • v. t Dwell To inhabit. "In thilke places as they [birds habiten ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dwell To linger; delay; continue; stay; remain.
    • dwell To abide as a permanent resident; reside; have abode or habitation permanently or for some time.
    • dwell To live; be; exist: without reference to place.
    • dwell To continue on; occupy a long time with; speak or write about at great length or with great fullness: as, to dwell on a note in music; to dwell upon a subject.
    • dwell Synonyms Abide, Sojourn, Continue, etc. See abide.
    • dwell To inhabit.
    • dwell To place as an inhabitant; plant.
    • n dwell In printing, the brief continuation of pressure in the taking of an impression on a hand-press or an Adams press, supposed to set or fasten the ink more firmly in the paper.
    • n dwell An automatic pause in the action of one part of a machine to enable another part to complete its work; specifically, in a sheet-metal drawing-press, a pause in the motion of one die to enable another to continue its work, or a pause in the motion of the two dies to enhance the effect of their combined pressure. It is also utilized to enable one die to serve as a binding-clamp, holding the blank firmly, while another die draws it into the required shape. A dwell can be produced by the use of a cam or by the omission of some of the teeth of a gear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Dwell dwel to abide in a place: to remain: to rest the attention: to continue long
    • v.t Dwell (Milt.) to inhabit, to place:—pr.p. dwell′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. dwelled or dwelt
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  • African Proverb
    African Proverb
    “Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.”
  • Aristotle
    “To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
  • Aristotle
    “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
  • Izaak Walton
    Izaak Walton
    “God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.”
  • Democritus
    “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”
  • John Berger
    “One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.”


Dwell on the past - Thinking too much about the past, so that it becomes a problem is to dwell on the past.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dwellen, dwelien, to err, linger, AS. dwellan, to deceive, hinder, delay, dwelian, to err; akin to Icel. dvelja, to delay, tarry, Sw. dväljas, to dwell, Dan. dvæle, to linger, and to E. dull,. See Dull, and cf. Dwale


In literature:

The dwellings were, for the most part, frame, with a rare structure of brick under mansard slates green with moss.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Along the bank lay remnants of what had once been dwelling houses and stores; here and there was an uprooted tree.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
The dwelling could belong to a princely or a priestly family only.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
The stars are supposed to be the dwellings of departed chiefs.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
They can fix their dwelling-place nowhere permanently.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
This was one of the first private dwellings excavated at Pompeii.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Better to bide afar off in this remote spot than to dwell among the jealousies of courtiers.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Ere she returned, however, accompanied by the trooper, another person had entered the dwelling.
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
It takes its place as an image of beauty, to dwell in the mind for ever.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
We must remember the Lord dwells in the weak vessel also, and honors him with his presence.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther

In poetry:

Evening gloomed
I journeyed forward
To the faces shoreward,
Till their dwelling loomed.
"St Launce's Revisited" by Thomas Hardy
And who loves joy as he
That dwells in shadows?
Do not forget me quite,
O Severn meadows.
"Song" by Ivor Gurney
Greed will also sometimes try:
Happiness he hunts!
But his dwelling is a sty,
And his tones are grunts.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
And it is like the starlight;
For, love her as I may,
She dwells still lofty and serene
In mystery far away.
"The Light Of Love" by John Hay
So let me ever, ever dwell,
As knowing Thou art nigh,
And see Thee, though invisible,
Where'er I turn my eye.
"Traveller's Hymn" by John Bowring
"Say me, Reynold Greenleaf,
Wilt thou dwell with me?
And every year I will thee give
Twent-y mark to thy fee."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley

In news:

Every individual is unique although he or she dwells within a family, a community or a culture.
If you read Dwell's February 2009 Process section, you saw the inner workings of the Marmol Radziner prefab factory, where they construct their loved and lauded modern homes.
Once the shock wore off, Florida State players insisted they wouldn't dwell on the dismissal and arrest of popular quarterback Adrian McPherson.
Few organisms rank lower in life than the gelatinous, pond-dwelling paramecium.
(AP) — The US Bureau of Land Management has adopted a temporary strategy to protect the greater sage grouse in 10 Western states until it implements a long-term policy for the mainly ground-dwelling bird in a couple years.
Aqua Mix Sealer & Adhesive Remover is a non-flammable, multi-purpose stripper formulated with a long dwell-time to remove most sealers , epoxy grout haze, urethane coatings, synthetic finishes, adhesives and paints.
One structure containing two dwelling units separated vertically by a common wall.
Long dwell technology guarantees consistent seal time independent of machine speed.
Can silica -dwelling superbugs clean fracking fluid.
I'd like to think I'm blessed in that regard, since not having a life allows for more free time to dwell on time-wasting thoughts.
Newest housing trend calls for micro-dwellings for studios or offices.
One of the newest additions to Dwell's regular sections, the Square Meal column features new ideas, businesses and products that sit at the intersection of food and design.
In 2008 we created Dwell's Square Meal section as a place in which to explore the intersection of food and design.
The dwelling, which was built in the 1870's, housed the lighthouse operators and their families up until the 1950's.
Brooklyn's first Feng Shui-themed luxury dwellings will be publicly subsidized — but affordable housing advocates aren't feeling so serene about it.

In science:

We will not dwell on this since after we quotient out by the direct sum/disjoint union relation these new cycles appear on their own.
Applying geometric K-cycles to fractional indices
Force applied on the dsDNA. fdwell Dwell time distribution of the ribosome.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Calculation of the dwell time distribution [27, 29] of RNAP is complicated because of the varieties of paused states. A RNAP can “backtrack” on its track, i.e., reverse translocate on its template by a few steps (see fig.1).
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
For this model, Sharma and Chowdhury derived the distribution of the dwell times and that of the exonuclease turnover times.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Because of the sequence inhomogeneity of the mRNA templates used by Wen et al. [134], the dwell time distribution (DTD) measured in their single-molecule experiment reflects a combined effect of the intrinsic and extrinsic fluctuations on the dwell time.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines