Definition of dwell
- dwell in the hallway
- the town in which he dwelled for eight years
- the dwelling place of the gods
- tried not to dwell on my fears
- reporters dwelling on the recent scandal
a cave where bats dwell
dwelling with a farm family as an exchange student in France
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: to live in a particular place
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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