Dwell means to live in a place, a dwelling. It may also refer to:

  • In gun accurizing, bullet dwell time, time between cartridge ignition, and the time the bullet leaves the barrel.
  • Dwell, a leading UK furniture and accessories company
  • Dwell (magazine), a monthly publication focused on modern architecture and design
  • Dwell angle, a term used in automotive context, indicating the degrees of rotation of the distributor cam during which the ignition contact breaker points in the distributor are closed
  • Dwell, a condition encountered with ceramic armour in which a projectile is consumed on the surface of the armour without penetrating
  • In train and subway operations, Dwell (or Station Dwell, Station Dwell Time, Terminal dwell time) refers to the amount of time taken at each stop.

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  • Dwell — 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. dv[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwell — [ dwel ] (past tense and past participle dwelled or dwelt [ dwelt ] ) verb intransitive LITERARY 1. ) to live somewhere 2. ) if something such as a feeling dwells in a place, it exists and is very noticeable there dwell on or dwell u,pon phrasal… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dwell — [dwel] v past tense and past participle dwelt [dwelt] or dwelled [I always + adverb/preposition] [: Old English; Origin: dwellan] literary to live in a particular place ▪ They dwelt in the middle of the forest. dwell on/upon [dwell on/upon sth]… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dwell — [dwel] vi. dwelt or dwelled, dwelling [ME dwellen < OE dwellan, to lead astray, hinder, akin to ON dvelja, to delay < IE * dh(e)wel , to obscure, make DULL] to make one s home; reside; live dwell on or dwell upon to linger over in thought… …   English World dictionary

  • Dwell — Dwell, v. t. To inhabit. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwell — I (linger over) verb accent, accentuate, brood over, continue, emphasize, extend, harp upon, impress, in re commorari, insist, intensify, point up, prolong, prolongate, reiterate, rem longius prosequi, stress II (reside) verb abide, be located,… …   Law dictionary

  • dwell — O.E. dwellan to mislead, deceive, originally to make a fool of, lead astray, from P.Gmc. *dwaljanan (Cf. O.N. dvöl delay, dvali sleep; M.Du. dwellen to stun, make giddy, perplex; O.H.G. twellen to hinder, delay; Dan. dvale trance, stupor …   Etymology dictionary

  • dwell on — / dwell upon [v] linger over; be engrossed in consider, continue, elaborate, emphasize, expatiate, harp on*, involve oneself, tarry over; concepts 17,239 Ant. forget, ignore, miss, pass …   New thesaurus

  • dwell — ► VERB (past and past part. dwelt or dwelled) 1) formal live in or at a place. 2) (dwell on/upon) think, speak, or write at length about. DERIVATIVES dweller noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • dwell in — index inhabit, occupy (take possession) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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