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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (5)

1. think moodily or anxiously about something;
[syn: brood, dwell]

2. originate (in);
- Example: "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
[syn: dwell, consist, lie, lie in]

3. inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of;
- Example: "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"
- Example: "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"
- Example: "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"
- Example: "deer are populating the woods"
[syn: populate, dwell, live, inhabit]

4. exist or be situated within;
- Example: "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
[syn: dwell, inhabit]

5. come back to;
- Example: "Don't dwell on the past"
- Example: "She is always harping on the same old things"
[syn: harp, dwell]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[aum]ljas to dwell, Dan. dv[ae]le to linger, and to E. dull. See Dull, and cf. Dwale.] 1. To delay; to linger. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To abide; to remain; to continue. [1913 Webster] I 'll rather dwell in my necessity. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 3. To abide as a permanent resident, or for a time; to live in a place; to reside. [1913 Webster] The parish in which I was born, dwell, and have possessions. --Peacham. [1913 Webster] The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dwell \Dwell\, v. t. To inhabit. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dwell v 1: think moodily or anxiously about something [syn: brood, dwell] 2: originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" [syn: dwell, consist, lie, lie in] 3: 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" [syn: populate, dwell, live, inhabit] 4: exist or be situated within; "Strange notions inhabited her mind" [syn: dwell, inhabit] 5: come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things" [syn: harp, dwell]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "dwell": abide, berth, bide, bunk, carry on, cohabit, continue, continue to be, defeat time, defy time, dig, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, emphasize, endure, exist, extend, focus on, go on, hang out, harp on, hold, hold on, hold out, inhabit, inhere, keep, keep on, labor, last, last long, last out, lie, live, live on, live through, lodge, maintain, nest, occupy, perch, perdure, perennate, persist, persist in, prevail, remain, reside, rest, room, roost, run, run on, squat, stand, stay, stay on, stress, subsist, survive, sustain, tarry, tenant, tide over, wear, wear well
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

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.