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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dwell /ˈdwɛl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dwell v. t. To inhabit. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: think moodily or anxiously about something [syn: brood]
      2: originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices
         in this country" [syn: consist, lie, belong, lie in]
      3: make one's home or live in; "She resides officially in
         Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people
         inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The
         plains are sparsely populated" [syn: shack, reside, live,
          inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate]
      4: come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always
         harping on the same old things" [syn: harp]
      [also: dwelt]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Tents were in primitive times the common dwellings of men.
    Houses were afterwards built, the walls of which were frequently
    of mud (Job 24:16; Matt. 6:19, 20) or of sun-dried bricks.
      God "dwells in light" (1 Tim. 6:16; 1 John 1:7), in heaven
    (Ps. 123:1), in his church (Ps. 9:11; 1 John 4:12). Christ dwelt
    on earth in the days of his humiliation (John 1:14). He now
    dwells in the hearts of his people (Eph. 3:17-19). The Holy
    Spirit dwells in believers (1 Cor. 3:16; 2 Tim. 1:14). We are
    exhorted to "let the word of God dwell in us richly" (Col. 3:16;
    Ps. 119:11).
      Dwell deep occurs only in Jer. 49:8, and refers to the custom
    of seeking refuge from impending danger, in retiring to the
    recesses of rocks and caverns, or to remote places in the