Dwell vs Shelter - What's the difference?

dwell | shelter |


In lang=en terms the difference between dwell and shelter

is that dwell is to abide; to remain; to continue while shelter is to take cover.

As nouns the difference between dwell and shelter

is that dwell is (engineering) a period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state while shelter is a refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.

As verbs the difference between dwell and shelter

is that dwell is to live; to reside while shelter is to provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

dwell

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (engineering) A period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.
  • (engineering) A brief pause in the motion of part of a mechanism to allow an operation to be completed.
  • (electrical engineering) A planned delay in a timed control program.
  • (automotive) In a petrol engine, the period of time the ignition points are closed to let current flow through the ignition coil in between each spark. This is measured as an angle in degrees around the camshaft in the distributor which controls the points, for example in a 4-cylinder engine it might be 55° (spark at 90° intervals, points closed for 55° between each).
  • Verb

  • To live; to reside.
  • * Peacham
  • the parish in which I was born, dwell , and have possessions
  • * C. J. Smith
  • The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides.
  • To linger (on ) a particular thought, idea etc.; to remain fixated (on).
  • (engineering) To be in a given state.
  • To abide; to remain; to continue.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll rather dwell in my necessity.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.

    See also

    * abide * live * reside * stay

    References

    * * English irregular verbs

    shelter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=7 citation , passage=The detective kept them in view. He made his way casually along the inside of the shelter until he reached an open scuttle close to where the two men were standing talking. Eavesdropping was not a thing Larard would have practised from choice, but there were times when, in the public interest, he had to do it, and this was one of them.}}
  • An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.
  • Derived terms

    * bus shelter

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.
  • * Dryden
  • Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
  • * Southey
  • You have no convents in which such persons may be received and sheltered .
  • To take cover.
  • During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.