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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwelling  \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  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]: 
 
  dwelling 
  n  :  a  physical  structure  (e.g.,  a  house)  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}] 




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