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Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.
David Cameron

Meaning of "dwell" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DWELL

Old English dwellan to seduce, get lost; related to Old Saxon bidwellian to prevent, Old Norse dvelja, Old High German twellen to prevent.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DWELL

dwell  [dwɛl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DWELL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dwell is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb dwell in English.

WHAT DOES DWELL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dwell

Dwell means to remain in a place, as a residence, or metaphorically to stay on a subject. It may also refer to: ▪ Dwell, a monthly American publication focused on modern architecture and design ▪ Dwell, a leading UK furniture and accessories company ▪ Interface defeat, a condition encountered with ceramic armour in which a projectile is consumed on the surface of the armour without penetrating ▪ Terminal dwell time, in train and subway operations, the amount of time taken at each stop ▪ Dwell is an measure important to tuning how long the coil spends charging to spark automotive ignition systems. ▪ Dwell Time is the time that an antenna beam spends on a target is called dwell time TD.

Definition of dwell in the English dictionary

The first definition of dwell in the dictionary is to live as a permanent resident. Other definition of dwell is to live. Dwell is also a regular pause in the operation of a machine.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DWELL

PRESENT

Present
I dwell
you dwell
he/she/it dwells
we dwell
you dwell
they dwell
Present continuous
I am dwelling
you are dwelling
he/she/it is dwelling
we are dwelling
you are dwelling
they are dwelling
Present perfect
I have dwelled
you have dwelled
he/she/it has dwelled
we have dwelled
you have dwelled
they have dwelled
Present perfect continuous
I have been dwelling
you have been dwelling
he/she/it has been dwelling
we have been dwelling
you have been dwelling
they have been dwelling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dwelled
you dwelled
he/she/it dwelled
we dwelled
you dwelled
they dwelled
Past continuous
I was dwelling
you were dwelling
he/she/it was dwelling
we were dwelling
you were dwelling
they were dwelling
Past perfect
I had dwelled
you had dwelled
he/she/it had dwelled
we had dwelled
you had dwelled
they had dwelled
Past perfect continuous
I had been dwelling
you had been dwelling
he/she/it had been dwelling
we had been dwelling
you had been dwelling
they had been dwelling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will dwell
you will dwell
he/she/it will dwell
we will dwell
you will dwell
they will dwell
Future continuous
I will be dwelling
you will be dwelling
he/she/it will be dwelling
we will be dwelling
you will be dwelling
they will be dwelling
Future perfect
I will have dwelled
you will have dwelled
he/she/it will have dwelled
we will have dwelled
you will have dwelled
they will have dwelled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dwelling
you will have been dwelling
he/she/it will have been dwelling
we will have been dwelling
you will have been dwelling
they will have been dwelling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would dwell
you would dwell
he/she/it would dwell
we would dwell
you would dwell
they would dwell
Conditional continuous
I would be dwelling
you would be dwelling
he/she/it would be dwelling
we would be dwelling
you would be dwelling
they would be dwelling
Conditional perfect
I would have dwell
you would have dwell
he/she/it would have dwell
we would have dwell
you would have dwell
they would have dwell
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dwelling
you would have been dwelling
he/she/it would have been dwelling
we would have been dwelling
you would have been dwelling
they would have been dwelling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you dwell
we let´s dwell
you dwell
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to dwell
Past participle
dwelled
Present Participle
dwelling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DWELL


Bakewell
ˈbeɪkwɛl
bridewell
ˈbraɪdˌwɛl
Caldwell
ˈkɔːldwɛl
Chartwell
ˈtʃɑːtˌwɛl
Cornwell
ˈkɔːnˌwɛl
fare-you-well
ˈfɛəjʊˌwɛl
farewell
ˌfɛəˈwɛl
Harwell
ˈhɑːˌwɛl
inkwell
ˈɪŋkˌwɛl
outwell
ˌaʊtˈwɛl
quell
kwɛl
Rockwell
ˈrɒkˌwɛl
Sandwell
ˈsændwɛl
Southwell
ˈsaʊθwɛl
speedwell
ˈspiːdˌwɛl
stairwell
ˈstɛəˌwɛl
Stilwell
ˈstɪlwɛl
swell
swɛl
unwell
ʌnˈwɛl
well
wɛl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DWELL

dwarfism
dwarflike
dwarfness
dwarves
dwaum
dweeb
dweebier
dweebiest
dweebish
dweeby
dwell on
dwell time
dweller
dwelling
dwelling house
dwelt
Dwem
dwile
dwindle
dwindlement

WORDS THAT END LIKE DWELL

all very well
artesian well
as well
Baden-Powell
Boswell
Cowell
Cromwell
Dowell
fare-thee-well
just as well
Lowell
maxwell
Motherwell
newell
oil well
Orwell
potential well
Powell
Sewell
wishing well

Synonyms and antonyms of dwell in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DWELL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dwell» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dwell
abide · hang out · live · lodge · quarter · reside · rest · settle · sojourn · stay

Translation of «dwell» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DWELL

Find out the translation of dwell to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dwell from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dwell» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

细想
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vivir
570 millions of speakers

English

dwell
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बसना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يسكن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выдержки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

remoer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাস করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

revenir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tinggal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verweilen bei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

くよくよ考える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연연하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manggon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தங்குவார்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राहणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaşamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

soffermarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przebywania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

витримки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

locui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραμονής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

woon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppehållstid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dvele
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dwell

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DWELL»

The term «dwell» is very widely used and occupies the 21.114 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DWELL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dwell» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dwell» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dwell

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10 QUOTES WITH «DWELL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dwell.
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Louisa May Alcott
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
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Saint Teresa of Avila
God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
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Antony Beevor
When we dwell on the enormity of the Second World War and its victims, we try to absorb all those statistics of national and ethnic tragedy. But, as a result, there is a tendency to overlook the way the war changed even the survivors' lives in ways impossible to predict.
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William Blake
Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.
5
Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
6
David Cameron
Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.
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David Cameron
What Churchill described as the twin marauders of war and tyranny have been almost entirely banished from our continent. Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean.
8
Johnny Cash
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
9
Richard Cecil
Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
10
Michael Chang
I think I could look back through the past few years at missed opportunities and stuff, but one thing I have learned is not to dwell on missed chances or times where you have failed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DWELL»

Discover the use of dwell in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dwell and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dwell
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being.
2
Dwell
A long poem that blends and bends the lyric, procedural poetry, the travelogue and extended forms, Dwell lives in, or dwells on, the interaction of a restless subjectivity with the seemingly transparent, yet identifiable, social codes that ...
Jeff Derksen, 1993
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To Dwell Among Friends: Personal Networks in Town and City
An analysis of the influence of urban life on society compares and contrasts personal relationships in large cities with those in small towns.
Claude S. Fischer, 1982
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Dwell
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being.
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Dwell
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being.
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Dwell
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being.
7
Dwell
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being.
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Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today
" --Eric O. Jacobsen, senior pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, Washington; author, Sidewalks in the Kingdom "This is a major work of theological rediscovery in which Bartholomew imaginatively reconstructs a Christian view of human ...
Craig G. Bartholomew, 2011
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Dwell
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being.
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Dwell
At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DWELL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dwell is used in the context of the following news items.
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MOVING FORWARD Family of SF woman look to heal, not dwell on …
The parents of a California woman killed in a seemingly random shooting at a San Francisco pier said Friday they are focused on healing and ... «Bayoubuzz, Jul 15»
2
The Jewish People Need Not Dwell Alone
First is the case of the leper: “He shall dwell alone; his place shall be outside the camp” (Lev. 13: 46). The second is the opening line of the ... «Algemeiner, Jul 15»
3
Tech bubble 2.0? Don't dwell on doomsday. Instead, prepare for …
For some time now whispers of an impending doom have been making the rounds. Of late, the whispers have turned into loud screams. Having ... «YourStory.com, Jul 15»
4
'Dwell time' irrelevant in bus discussion
The article mentions that the consultant hired by CVTD discussed the concept of "dwell time " when collecting a fare. The consultant is stating ... «The Herald Journal, Jul 15»
5
Slinfold won't dwell on first loss ahead of top-of-the-table clash
“We are not going to dwell on it too much, it was a bad day at the office. Crawley bowled well with the new ball and had us in trouble early and ... «West Sussex County Times, Jun 15»
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Moesch won't dwell on Ryan's departure
Aaron Moesch picked a good time to be part of the University of Wisconsin men's basketball program. Since the former Green Bay Southwest ... «Green Bay Press Gazette, Jun 15»
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DWELL Real Estate in Sarasota Announces Scholarship to Students
Sarasota, Florida – 29 June, 2015 – DWELL Real Estate is a boutique real estate firm based in Sarasota, Florida. The firm has been providing ... «Press Release Rocket, Jun 15»
8
Smith trying not to dwell on end of era
The Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith will bring the curtain down on his Super Rugby career after this weekend's final against the Highlanders, ... «Radio New Zealand, Jun 15»
9
Jack Sock, the great hope of US men's tennis? 'You don't really …
You kind of take it for what it is and you don't really dwell on it so much. Then the expectation is more in one ear and out the other. “Obviously ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Harbor Gateway mother refuses to dwell on execution for daughter's …
Charlene Lovett doesn't dwell on Jonathan Fajardo. She knows he's behind bars on California's death row, and can't hurt anybody else. «The Daily Breeze, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dwell [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dwell>. Dec 2019 ».
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