Related formsmul·ti·dwell·ing, noun, adjective
Definition for dwelling (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of dwell
Related formsdwell·er, nounout·dwell, verb (used with object), out·dwelt or out·dwelled, out·dwell·ing.pre·dwell, verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for dwelling
We tend to daydream all the time, speculating about the future and dwelling on the past.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation|Malcolm Jones|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If God exists, then God has (or had) a body and a dwelling place.The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison|Jay Michaelson|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You have to haul the water into your dwelling and carry out the waste.
Weiss misses them, I think, for the same reason he cannot bear Boianjiu dwelling in the head of an Israeli soldier.
After two weeks of dwelling on religious and social issues, Santorum delivered a concession speech heavy on economic talk.Mitt Romney Pulls Out Badly Needed Win in Michigan Primary|Howard Kurtz|February 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was the dwelling on the same theme, the going over and over the same thing—“nothing would happen to him?”Shenac's Work at Home|Margaret Murray Robertson
Then he got into it and rowed across the lake, and coming to the giant's dwelling he hid himself, and stayed the night there.
And in the first place, by what right did you thrust yourself into our dwelling, if you're not a spirit?The Man With The Broken Ear|Edmond About
The most passing glance would have detected that she was not "one of them," nor had she been long an inmate of this dwelling.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
The place I inhabit, if not subterranean in the strict sense of the word, is at least a dwelling covered by the ground.The Bee Hunters|Gustave Aimard