What is the meaning of dwell?


  • Think moodily or anxiously about something.
  • Originate (in. )
    • usage: "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  • Inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of.
    • usage: "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"
  • Exist or be situated within.
    • usage: "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
  • Come back to.
    • usage: "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"
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