Dwell vs Survive - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between dwell and survive

is that dwell is to abide; to remain; to continue while survive is to live past a life-threatening event.

As verbs the difference between dwell and survive

is that dwell is to live; to reside while survive is of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.

As a noun dwell

is (engineering) a period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.

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

    survive

    English

    Verb

    (surviv)
  • Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.
  • Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.
  • To live longer than; to outlive.
  • His children survived''' him; he was '''survived by his children.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll assure her of / Her widowhood, be it that she survive me, / In all my lands and leases whatsoever.
  • * 1817 , (Walter Scott), Rob Roy , X:
  • ‘I am afraid, as will happen in other cases, the treaty of alliance has survived the amicable dispositions in which it had its origin.’
  • To live past a life-threatening event.
  • He did not survive the accident.
  • (sports) Of a team, to avoid relegation or demotion to a lower division or league.
  • Synonyms

    * (l) * (live longer than) outlive

    Antonyms

    * (live longer than) predecease

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