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


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·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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]