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Meaning & Definition of Dwell in English

English

Dwell

/dwɛl/

verb

1. Think moodily or anxiously about something

    synonym:
  • brood
  • ,
  • dwell

2. Originate (in)

  • "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
    synonym:
  • dwell
  • ,
  • consist
  • ,
  • lie
  • ,
  • lie in

3. Inhabit or live in

  • Be an inhabitant of
  • "People lived in africa millions of years ago"
  • "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"
  • "This kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"
  • "Deer are populating the woods"
    synonym:
  • populate
  • ,
  • dwell
  • ,
  • live
  • ,
  • inhabit

4. Exist or be situated within

  • "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
    synonym:
  • dwell
  • ,
  • inhabit

5. Come back to

  • "Don't dwell on the past"
  • "She is always harping on the same old things"
    synonym:
  • harp
  • ,
  • dwell