Meaning of DWELL in English
— dweller , n.
/dwel/ , v. , dwelt or dwelled, dwelling , n.
1. to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
2. to live or continue in a given condition or state : to dwell in happiness.
3. to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing (often fol. by on or upon ) : to dwell on a particular point in an argument.
4. (of a moving tool or machine part) to be motionless for a certain interval during operation.
a. a flat or cylindrical area on a cam for maintaining a follower in a certain position during part of a cycle.
b. a period in a cycle in the operation of a machine or engine during which a given part remains motionless.
[ bef. 900; ME dwellen to lead astray, stun, abide, OE dwellan to lead or go astray, hinder; c. ON dvelja ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012