To dwell in, to abide in (a place); hence, to depend on. "My hopes in heaven to dwell." Shak.To dwell onor 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.

Syn. — To inhabit; live; abide; sojourn; reside; continue; stay; rest.

(Dwell) v. t. To inhabit. [R.] Milton.

(Dwell"er) n. An inhabitant; a resident; as, a cave dweller. "Dwellers at Jerusalem." Acts i. 19.

(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.

Philip's dwelling fronted on the street.

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.

(Dwelt) imp. & p. p.of Dwell.

(Dwin"dle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwindled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dwindling ] [From OE. dwinen to languish, waste away, AS. dwinan; akin to LG. dwinen, D. dwijnen to vanish, Icel. dvina to cease, dwindle, Sw. tvina; of uncertain origin. The suffix -le, preceded by d excrescent after n, is added to

(Dwarf"ish), a. Like a dwarf; below the common stature or size; very small; petty; as, a dwarfish animal, shrub.Dwarf"ish*ly, adv.Dwarf"ish*ness, n.

(Dwarf"ling) n. A diminutive dwarf.

(Dwarf"y) a. Much undersized. [R.] Waterhouse.

(Dwaul, Dwaule) v. i. [See Dull, Dwell.] To be delirious. [Obs.] Junius.

(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 linger. [Obs.]

2. To abide; to remain; to continue.

I 'll rather dwell in my necessity.

Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.

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.

The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides.
C. J. Smith.

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