Dwell v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwelled usually contracted into Dwelt (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Dwelling.]
1. To delay; to linger. [Obs.]
2. To abide; to remain; to continue.
I 'll rather dwell in my necessity. --Shak.
Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart. --Wordsworth.
3. 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. --Peacham.
The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides. --C. J. Smith.
To dwell in, to abide in (a place); hence, to depend on. “My hopes in heaven to dwell.” --Shak.
To dwell on or To dwell upon, to continue long on or in; to remain absorbed with; to stick to; to make much of; as, to dwell upon a subject; a singer dwells on a note.
They stand at a distance, dwelling on his looks and language, fixed in amazement. --Buckminster.
Syn: -- To inhabit; live; abide; sojourn; reside; continue; stay; rest.
Dwell·ing, n. Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons. --Jer. xlix. 33.
God will deign
To visit oft the dwellings of just men. --Milton.
Philip's dwelling fronted on the street. --Tennyson.
Dwelling house, a house intended to be occupied as a residence, in distinction from a store, office, or other building.
Dwelling place, place of residence.
n : housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest
dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide
homes for the homeless" [syn: home, domicile, abode,
habitation, dwelling house]