Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Dwelling or residing within.
  • adj. Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode.
  • n. An inner presence, as of a spirit or power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. implanted within the body
  • adj. existing as an inner principle; inherent
  • n. A dwelling within, especially lodgement or habitation in the mind or soul.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Residence within, as in the heart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dwelling within; living interiorly; specifically, abiding in the mind or soul; having a permanent mental lodgment: as, an indwelling faith.
  • n. A dwelling within; especially, lodgment or habitation in the mind or soul.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. existing or residing as an inner activating spirit or force or principle

Etymologies

From Middle English indwelling, equivalent to in- +‎ dwelling. (Wiktionary)
in- +‎ dwelling (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.