verb (used without object), dwelt or dwelled, dwell·ing.
- a flat or cylindrical area on a cam for maintaining a follower in a certain position during part of a cycle.
- a period in a cycle in the operation of a machine or engine during which a given part remains motionless.
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Origin of dwell
OTHER WORDS FROM dwelldweller, nounoutdwell, verb (used with object), out·dwelt or out·dwelled, out·dwell·ing.pre·dwell, verb (used without object)
Example sentences from the Web for dwell
Amid the questions, much of the debate dwelled on just what Rice said back in 2012.
On stage, though, he never dwelled on his own recovery or the challenges he faced dealing with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
Easily hurt by insults and just as easily swayed by compliments, she dwelled in an angsty purgatory familiar to most adolescents.
And, like a true critic, Menkes dwelled for a moment on the centerpiece of that collection, the infamous Armadillo boot.
Fat headlines declared, "The Divorce Finalized Last Night," and the newspapers dwelled on the frosty atmosphere in court.
A kind heart dwelled in the body of the huge general, and he would not try them needlessly on a wild and sullen night.The Hosts of the Air|Joseph A. Altsheler
And the said Berlo set me to boord in a skinners house, that dwelled beside the house of the English nation.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (3 of 6): England (7 of 9)|Raphael Holinshed
But the intellect which dwelled in the heart 'gan fail only when the very heart felt death.
And so this squire was benighted, and by misfortune he happened to come to a castle where dwelled a baron.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)|Thomas Malory
Themperour to be lodgied where the last deputie dwelled in Calais.Mary Tudor, Queen of France|Mary Croom Brown