What does dwell mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brood, dwellverb

    think moodily or anxiously about something

  2. dwell, consist, lie, lie inverb

    originate (in)

    "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

  3. populate, dwell, live, inhabitverb

    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"

  4. dwell, inhabitverb

    exist or be situated within

    "Strange notions inhabited her mind"

  5. harp, dwellverb

    come back to

    "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"

Wiktionary

  1. dwellnoun

    A period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.

  2. dwellnoun

    A brief pause in the motion of part of a mechanism to allow an operation to be completed.

  3. dwellnoun

    A planned delay in a timed control program.

  4. dwellnoun

    In a petrol engine, the period of time the ignition points are closed to let current flow through the ignition coil in between each spark. This is measured as an angle in degrees around the camshaft in the distributor which controls the points, for example in a 4-cylinder engine it might be 55° (spark at 90° intervals, points closed for 55° between each).

  5. dwellverb

    To live; to reside.

  6. dwellverb

    To linger (on) a particular thought, idea etc.; to remain fixated (on).

  7. dwellverb

    To be in a given state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dwellverb

    to delay; to linger

  2. Dwellverb

    to abide; to remain; to continue

  3. Dwellverb

    to abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live in a place; to reside

  4. Dwellverb

    to inhabit

Freebase

  1. Dwell

    Dwell is an American magazine devoted to modern architecture and design. It was launched in September 2000 by mail-order heiress Lara Hedberg Deam with architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs as its editor-in-chief. In August 2002 Jacobs left the magazine and was replaced by senior editor Allison Arieff. Arieff subsequently resigned in August 2006, citing a "fundamental change in the magazine's mission and philosophy" as her reason for leaving. Dwell is published 10 times a year by Dwell Media, LLC. The current subscription is priced at $19.95 a year. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, by the close of 2005 the magazine's circulation exceeded 260,000, a 25.5 percent increase over 2004. Recently, president and publisher Michela O’Connor Abrams has attempted to capitalize on the magazine’s success by introducing a number of branded spin-offs, including a limited edition minimalist athletic sneaker designed by Medium Design Group and a weekly TV series on the Fine Living cable network. Dwell LLC also publishes a popular design website dwell.com and produces an annual design conference and exhibition called Dwell on Design. Approximately 50% of the pages in a typical issue of Dwell are used for advertising.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dwell

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dwell in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dwell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dwell in a Sentence

  1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    In every good man a God doth dwell.

  2. Bible, Psalms 133:

    Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

  3. Isaac Mashman:

    To dwell on the lack thereof is a mental trap the majority of visionaries are taught to do.

  4. Margaret Halsey:

    Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.

  5. Krystal Leger-Walker:

    I knew we could n’t dwell on those games, we had to refocus.

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