Definition for dwelt (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 dwelt
And there is the cave under the rock where Moses dwelt, when he fasted forty days and forty nights.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville|John Mandeville
The moon is still figured as a bull, but it is the idea of strength that is extracted from the picture and dwelt upon.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow
There dwelt they throughout the winter & were well entertained in all fairness & hospitality.
In the country through which we travelled between these great rivers, the Comanians dwelt before it was occupied by the Tarters.
I knew there was something concerning the Castle of Peronne which dwelt on my mind, though I could not recall the circumstance.Quentin Durward|Sir Walter Scott