Dwell (?), v. t. To inhabit.
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. dväljas to dwell, Dan.
dvæle to linger, and to E. dull. See Dull,
and cf. Dwale.] 1. To delay; to
2. To abide; to remain; to
I 'll rather dwell in my
Thy soul was like a star and dwelt
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
The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near
the hall where the lord of the domain resides. C. J.
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;