Dwell

  • 1 Dwell — Dwell, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dwelled}, usually contracted into {Dwelt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dwelling}.] [OE. dwellen, dwelien, to err, linger, AS. dwellan to deceive, hinder, delay, dwelian to err; akin to Icel. dvelja to delay, tarry, Sw. dv[… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Dwell — means to live in a place, a dwelling. It may also refer to: In gun accurizing, bullet dwell time, time between cartridge ignition, and the time the bullet leaves the barrel. Dwell, a leading UK furniture and accessories company Dwell (magazine),… …

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  • 3 dwell — [ dwel ] (past tense and past participle dwelled or dwelt [ dwelt ] ) verb intransitive LITERARY 1. ) to live somewhere 2. ) if something such as a feeling dwells in a place, it exists and is very noticeable there dwell on or dwell u,pon phrasal… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 dwell — [dwel] v past tense and past participle dwelt [dwelt] or dwelled [I always + adverb/preposition] [: Old English; Origin: dwellan] literary to live in a particular place ▪ They dwelt in the middle of the forest. dwell on/upon [dwell on/upon sth]… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 dwell — [dwel] vi. dwelt or dwelled, dwelling [ME dwellen < OE dwellan, to lead astray, hinder, akin to ON dvelja, to delay < IE * dh(e)wel , to obscure, make DULL] to make one s home; reside; live dwell on or dwell upon to linger over in thought… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Dwell — Dwell, v. t. To inhabit. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 dwell — I (linger over) verb accent, accentuate, brood over, continue, emphasize, extend, harp upon, impress, in re commorari, insist, intensify, point up, prolong, prolongate, reiterate, rem longius prosequi, stress II (reside) verb abide, be located,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 dwell — O.E. dwellan to mislead, deceive, originally to make a fool of, lead astray, from P.Gmc. *dwaljanan (Cf. O.N. dvöl delay, dvali sleep; M.Du. dwellen to stun, make giddy, perplex; O.H.G. twellen to hinder, delay; Dan. dvale trance, stupor …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 dwell on — / dwell upon [v] linger over; be engrossed in consider, continue, elaborate, emphasize, expatiate, harp on*, involve oneself, tarry over; concepts 17,239 Ant. forget, ignore, miss, pass …

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  • 10 dwell — ► VERB (past and past part. dwelt or dwelled) 1) formal live in or at a place. 2) (dwell on/upon) think, speak, or write at length about. DERIVATIVES dweller noun. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 dwell in — index inhabit, occupy (take possession) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 dwell on — index repeat (state again) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 dwell\ on — • dwell (up)on v To stay on a subject; not leave something or want to leave; not stop talking or writing about. Joe dwelt on his mistake long after the test was over. Our eyes dwelled on the beautiful sunset. The principal dwelled on traffic… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 14 dwell — *reside, live, lodge, sojourn, stay, put up, stop …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 Dwell — A term describing the short period of time during which heald shafts remain in one position during the process of weaving …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 16 dwell' — in the meaning ‘live, reside’, is mainly used in literary contexts or for special effect. The past and past participle is dwelt, not dwelled …

    Modern English usage

  • 17 dwell — [v] live in abide, bide, bunk*, continue, crash*, establish oneself, exist, flop*, hang one’s hat*, hang out*, hole up*, inhabit, keep house, locate, lodge, make one’s home, nest, occupy, park*, perch*, pitch tent*, quarter, remain, rent, reside …

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  • 18 dwell|er — «DWEHL uhr», noun. a person who lives in a place; resident: »A city dweller lives in the city. SYNONYM(S): inhabitant …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 dwell — v. (d; intr.) to dwell on (to dwell on a question; to dwell on one s personal problems) * * * [dwel] (d; intr.) to dwell on (to dwell on a question; to dwell on one s personal problems) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 dwell — be·dwell; dwell·er; dwell·ing; in·dwell; in·dwell·er; dwell; …

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