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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwell  \Dwell\,  v.  t. 
  To  inhabit.  [R.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwell  \Dwell\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dwelled},  usually  contracted 
  into  {Dwelt}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dwelling}.]  [OE.  dwellen, 
  dwelien  to  err,  linger,  AS  dwellan  to  deceive,  hinder, 
  delay,  dwelian  to  err;  akin  to  Icel.  dvelja  to  delay,  tarry, 
  Sw  dv["a]ljas  to  dwell,  Dan.  dv[ae]le  to  linger,  and  to  E. 
  dull.  See  {Dull},  and  cf  {Dwale}.] 
  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  {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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dwell 
  v  1:  think  moodily  or  anxiously  about  something  [syn:  {brood},  {worry}] 
  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  "There  are  only  250,000  people 
  in  Island"  [syn:  {shack},  {reside},  {live},  {inhabit},  {people}, 
  {populate}] 
  4:  come  back  to  "Don't  dwell  on  the  past"  [syn:  {harp}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dwell 
  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 
  desert. 
 




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