What does dwell mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brood, dwell(verb)

    think moodily or anxiously about something

  2. dwell, consist, lie, lie in(verb)

    originate (in)

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

  3. populate, dwell, live, inhabit(verb)

    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, inhabit(verb)

    exist or be situated within

    "Strange notions inhabited her mind"

  5. harp, dwell(verb)

    come back to

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

Wiktionary

  1. dwell(Noun)

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

  2. dwell(Noun)

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

  3. dwell(Noun)

    A planned delay in a timed control program.

  4. dwell(Noun)

    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. dwell(Verb)

    To live; to reside.

  6. dwell(Verb)

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

  7. dwell(Verb)

    To be in a given state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dwell(verb)

    to delay; to linger

  2. Dwell(verb)

    to abide; to remain; to continue

  3. Dwell(verb)

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

  4. Dwell(verb)

    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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How to say dwell in sign language?

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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. David Huddle:

    The main goal of a terrorist attack is to create terror, it's important to go on with your life. You can't dwell on it or you'll never be happy.

  2. Emily Dickinson:

    I dwell in possiblities.

  3. Alexandre Dumas:

    Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.

  4. Jane Austen:

    Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If someone has stolen your idea or taken undue credit for your work, don't let it upset you. Learn from that experience and move on as swiftly as you can. Life is too short to dwell in the past, and fall in the trap of self-pity and misery. In my experience, those who steal the credit and ideas of others shamelessly, often don't realize that they are actually increasing their bad "Karma" by their wrongdoings, and that bad Karma quickly catches up with them in no time. Be assured! Time takes care in sweet and mysterious ways - always! Never forget that nobody will ever be able to steal or take away your creativity, ingenuity, and inventive mind, even though they may have stolen your one idea at one time only. Your divine spark of intelligence will continue to illuminate the world, even after losing that one idea - because surely there's plenty more where that came from!

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