Definitions for dweller

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dwelldwɛl(v.)dwelt; dwelled, dwell•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.

  2. to exist or continue in a given condition or state.

  3. (of a moving tool or machine part) to be motionless for a certain interval during operation.

    Category: Machinery

  4. dwell on or upon, to think, speak, or write about at length or with persistence; linger over.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of dwell:

bef. 900; ME: to lead astray, stun, abide, OE dwellan to lead or go astray, hinder; c. OHG twellen, ON dvelja


Princeton's WordNet

  1. inhabitant, habitant, dweller, denizen, indweller(noun)

    a person who inhabits a particular place


  1. dweller(Noun)

    An inhabitant of a specific place; an inhabitant or denizen.

    The new couple are apartment dwellers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dweller(noun)

    an inhabitant; a resident; as, a cave dweller


  1. Dweller

    Dwellers are a fictional species featured in The Algebraist, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks. As described in the novel, Dwellers are extremely long lived inhabitants of gas giant planets.


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