— verb (used without object), dwelt or dwelled, dwell·ing.
- to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
- to live or continue in a given condition or state: to dwell in happiness.
- to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing (often followed by on or upon ): to dwell on a particular point in an argument.
- (of a moving tool or machine part) to be motionless for a certain interval during operation.