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
More serious still, the slum dwellers face enormous risk from unsafely built environments.
Some argue that these migrants are better off than previous slum dwellers since they ride motorcycles and have cellphones.
Every one of those theories seems like the kind of googly-eyed lunacy only the fringiest fringe-dwellers would believe.Vaccines Are Poison, Cellphones Cause Cancer, and Other Medical Conspiracies|Russell Saunders|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apartment dwellers might opt for an artificial tree instead of the real thing.Yes, Megyn Kelly, Santa Can Be Black (and Jesus, Too)|Jamelle Bouie|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was the night that dwellers in caves had watched from some high place among rocks.One Perfect Summer Day in Virginia Woolf, Saul Bellow and Others|Matt Seidel|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Grass-eating animals feared beasts of prey long before the Tree-dwellers lived.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
It must be borne in mind, in this consideration, that the apes differ from the other tree-dwellers in being destitute of claws.
In the apes and lemurs, on the contrary, the ground-dwellers are the aberrant forms, stray wanderers from the host.
That is a sad condition of things, but one which fully satisfies the greater part of the dwellers on your planet.Urania|Camille Flammarion
Thus the seigneur reserved to himself an access to those subterraneous chambers, unknown even to the dwellers of the castle.