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dwell

 (dwĕl)
intr.v. dwelt (dwĕlt) or dwelled, dwell·ing, dwells
1. To live as a resident; reside.
2. To exist in a given place or state: dwell in joy.
3.
a. To fasten one's attention on something, especially moodily or persistently: kept dwelling on what went wrong. See Synonyms at brood.
b. To speak or write at length; expatiate: dwelt on the need to trim the budget.

[Middle English dwellen, from Old English dwellan, to mislead, delay, dwell.]

dwell′er n.

dwell

(dwɛl)
vb (intr) , dwells, dwelling, dwelt (dwɛlt) or dwelled
1. formal literary to live as a permanent resident
2. to live (in a specified state): to dwell in poverty.
n
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a regular pause in the operation of a machine
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a flat or constant-radius portion on a linear or rotary cam enabling the cam follower to remain static for a brief time
[Old English dwellan to seduce, get lost; related to Old Saxon bidwellian to prevent, Old Norse dvelja, Old High German twellen to prevent]
ˈdweller n

dwell

(dwɛl)

v. dwelt dwelled, dwell•ing. v.i.
1. to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
2. to exist or continue in a given condition or state.
3. (of a moving tool or machine part) to be motionless for a certain interval during operation.
4. dwell on or upon, to think, speak, or write about at length or with persistence; linger over.
[before 900; Middle English: to lead astray, stun, abide, Old English dwellan to lead or go astray, hinder; c. Old High German twellen, Old Norse dvelja]
dwell′er, n.

dwell


Past participle: dwelled/dwelt
Gerund: dwelling

Imperative
dwell
dwell
Present
I dwell
you dwell
he/she/it dwells
we dwell
you dwell
they dwell
Preterite
I dwelled/dwelt
you dwelled/dwelt
he/she/it dwelled/dwelt
we dwelled/dwelt
you dwelled/dwelt
they dwelled/dwelt
Present Continuous
I am dwelling
you are dwelling
he/she/it is dwelling
we are dwelling
you are dwelling
they are dwelling
Present Perfect
I have dwelled/dwelt
you have dwelled/dwelt
he/she/it has dwelled/dwelt
we have dwelled/dwelt
you have dwelled/dwelt
they have dwelled/dwelt
Past Continuous
I was dwelling
you were dwelling
he/she/it was dwelling
we were dwelling
you were dwelling
they were dwelling
Past Perfect
I had dwelled/dwelt
you had dwelled/dwelt
he/she/it had dwelled/dwelt
we had dwelled/dwelt
you had dwelled/dwelt
they had dwelled/dwelt
Future
I will dwell
you will dwell
he/she/it will dwell
we will dwell
you will dwell
they will dwell
Future Perfect
I will have dwelled/dwelt
you will have dwelled/dwelt
he/she/it will have dwelled/dwelt
we will have dwelled/dwelt
you will have dwelled/dwelt
they will have dwelled/dwelt
Future Continuous
I will be dwelling
you will be dwelling
he/she/it will be dwelling
we will be dwelling
you will be dwelling
they will be dwelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dwelling
you have been dwelling
he/she/it has been dwelling
we have been dwelling
you have been dwelling
they have been dwelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dwelling
you will have been dwelling
he/she/it will have been dwelling
we will have been dwelling
you will have been dwelling
they will have been dwelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dwelling
you had been dwelling
he/she/it had been dwelling
we had been dwelling
you had been dwelling
they had been dwelling
Conditional
I would dwell
you would dwell
he/she/it would dwell
we would dwell
you would dwell
they would dwell
Past Conditional
I would have dwelled/dwelt
you would have dwelled/dwelt
he/she/it would have dwelled/dwelt
we would have dwelled/dwelt
you would have dwelled/dwelt
they would have dwelled/dwelt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dwell - think moodily or anxiously about something
worry, care - be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"
2.dwell - originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
3.dwell - 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"
tenant - occupy as a tenant
neighbor, neighbour - live or be located as a neighbor; "the neighboring house"
lodge in, occupy, reside - live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
domicile, domiciliate, reside, shack - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida"
people - furnish with people; "The plains are sparsely populated"
overpopulate - cause to have too great a population; "Some towns in New Jersey are becoming overpopulated"
cohabit, live together, shack up - share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
lodge - be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in Paris?"
bivouac, camp, camp out, encamp, tent - live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
nest - inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
room, board - live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house"
4.dwell - exist or be situated within; "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
5.dwell - come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell - to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"

dwell

verb (Formal, literary) live, stay, reside, rest, quarter, settle, lodge, abide, hang out (informal), sojourn, establish yourself He dwells in the mountains.
dwell on or upon something go on about, emphasize (informal), elaborate on, linger over, harp on about, be engrossed in, expatiate on, continue to think about, tarry over I'd rather not dwell on the past.

dwell

verb
1. To have as one's domicile, usually for an extended period:
2. To have an inherent basis:
3. To focus the attention on something moodily and at length:
Informal: stew.
Translations
يَسْكُن
bydletpřebývat
bo
loĝi
asuaasustaaoleskella
eiga heima, dveljast
apsistoti priegyventisutelkti dėmesį į
dzīvot
boleva

dwell

[dwel] (dwelt (pt, pp)) VI (poet) → morar, vivir
dwell on dwell upon VI + PREP
1. (= think about) → dar vueltas a, pensar obsesivamente en; (= talk about) → insistir en (hablar de)
don't let's dwell upon itno hay que insistir
2. (= emphasize) → hacer hincapié en; (= lengthen) [+ note, syllable] → alargar, poner énfasis en

dwell

[ˈdwɛl] [dwelt] (pt, pp) videmeurer
dwell on
vt fus [+ memory, idea] → s'éterniser sur

dwell

pret, ptp <dwelt>
vi
(liter: = live) → weilen (geh), → leben, wohnen
(fig) the memory dwelt in his minddie Erinnerung haftete in seinem Gedächtnis

dwell

[dwɛl] (dwelt (pt, pp)) vi (poetic) → dimorare
dwell (up)on vi + prep (think about) → rimuginare; (talk about) → soffermarsi su, indugiare su; (subj, conversation) → aggirarsi su
don't let's dwell upon it → non insistiamo su questo punto

dwell

(dwel) past tense, past participles dwelt (-t) , dwelled verb
to live (in a place). She dwelt in the middle of a dark forest.
ˈdwelling noun
a house, flat etc.
dwell on
to think or speak about something for a long time. It isn't a good thing to dwell on your problems.
References in classic literature ?
used to be the Professor's favorite line, for `das land' meant Germany to him, but now he seemed to dwell, with peculiar warmth and melody, upon the words.
He did not want to kiss the shoulders and the throat of Kate Swift and had not allowed his mind to dwell on such thoughts.
But tonight her mind seemed to dwell on those early years.
He had left the management of the big plantation with all its memories and traditions to his older sister, and had gone away to dwell in cities.
Or the member of Parliament, now at the head of the English branch of the family, --with which the elder stock, on this side of the Atlantic, had held little or no intercourse for the last two centuries,--this eminent gentleman might invite Hepzibah to quit the ruinous House of the Seven Gables, and come over to dwell with her kindred at Pyncheon Hall.
But it is time to quit this sketch; on which, however, I should be glad to dwell at considerably more length, because of all men whom I have ever known, this individual was fittest to be a Custom-House officer.
Fain would I pause to dwell upon the world of charms that burst upon the enraptured gaze of my hero, as he entered the state parlor of Van Tassel's mansion.
The veselija has come down to them from a far-off time; and the meaning of it was that one might dwell within the cave and gaze upon shadows, provided only that once in his lifetime he could break his chains, and feel his wings, and behold the sun; provided that once in his lifetime he might testify to the fact that life, with all its cares and its terrors, is no such great thing after all, but merely a bubble upon the surface of a river, a thing that one may toss about and play with as a juggler tosses his golden balls, a thing that one may quaff, like a goblet of rare red wine.
Yes, though you may think me perverse, if it were proposed to me to dwell in the neighborhood of the most beautiful garden that ever human art contrived, or else of a Dismal Swamp, I should certainly decide for the swamp.
When we die, Sage-Brush, do we go to heaven and dwell with man?
However, it is not well to dwell too much on the separable verbs.
As a sort of touchstone, however, she began to speak of his kindness in conveying the aunt and niece; and though his answer was in the spirit of cutting the matter short, she believed it to indicate only his disinclination to dwell on any kindness of his own.