dwell vs harp what difference

what is difference between dwell and harp

English

Etymology

From Middle English dwellen (delay, live, remain, persist), from Old English dwellan (to mislead, deceive; be led into error, stray), from Proto-Germanic *dwaljaną (to hold up, delay; hesitate), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwelH- (to whirl, swirl, blur, obfuscate), which is cognate with Old Norse dvelja and related to Proto-Germanic *dwelaną (to go astray), which underwent semantic change in its descendants. Cognates include Danish dvæle (to linger, dwell) and Swedish dväljas (to dwell, reside).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: dwĕl, IPA(key): /dwɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun

dwell (plural dwells)

  1. (engineering) A period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.
  2. (engineering) A brief pause in the motion of part of a mechanism to allow an operation to be completed.
  3. (electrical engineering) A planned delay in a timed control program.
  4. (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

dwell (third-person singular simple present dwells, present participle dwelling, simple past and past participle dwelt or (mostly US) dwelled)

  1. (intransitive, now literary) To live; to reside.
    • 1622, Henry Peacham (Jr.), The Compleat Gentleman
      I am fully resolved to go dwell in another house.
    • 1871, Charles John Smith, Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language
      The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides.
  2. (intransitive) To linger (on) a particular thought, idea etc.; to remain fixated (on).
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      So it came about that long ere Ailie reached home it was on young Heriotside that her mind dwelled, and it was the love of him that made her eyes glow and her cheeks redden.
  3. (intransitive, engineering) To be in a given state.
  4. (intransitive) To abide; to remain; to continue.
    • 1802, William Wordsworth, Milton!-
      Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.

Synonyms

  • (live, reside): See also Thesaurus:reside

Derived terms

  • bedwell
  • indwell

Related terms

  • dwelling
  • dwell on, dwell upon

Translations

See also

  • abide
  • live
  • reside
  • stay

References

  • dwell in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • dwell in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Maltese

Etymology

From Italian duello, from Latin duellum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dwɛll/

Noun

dwell m (plural dwellijiet or dwelli)

  1. duel

Derived terms

  • ddwella

Middle English

Verb

dwell

  1. Alternative form of dwellen


English

Etymology

From Middle English harpe, from Old English hearpe (harp), from Proto-West Germanic *harpā, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ (harp). Cognate with Scots hairp (harp), West Frisian harpe, harp (harp), Low German Harp (harp), Dutch harp (harp), German Harfe (harp), Danish harpe (harp), Swedish harpa (harp).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɑːp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɑɹp/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)p

Noun

harp (plural harps)

  1. (music) A musical instrument consisting of a body and a curved neck, strung with strings of varying length that are stroked or plucked with the fingers and are vertical to the soundboard when viewed from the end of the body
    1. Any instrument of the same musicological type.
  2. (colloquial) A harmonica.
  3. (Scotland) A grain sieve.


Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • harp seal

Translations

See also

  • lyre

References

  • 2013. The Physics of Musical Instruments. Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas Rossing. Pg. 331.

Verb

harp (third-person singular simple present harps, present participle harping, simple past and past participle harped)

  1. (usually with on) To repeatedly mention a subject.
    (US)
    (UK)
  2. (transitive) To play on (a harp or similar instrument)
  3. (transitive) To play (a tune) on the harp.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.

Synonyms

  • keep on about
  • perseverate

Translations

Anagrams

  • PHAR

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch harpe, from Old Dutch *harpa, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑrp
  • IPA(key): /ɦɑrp/

Noun

harp f or m (plural harpen, diminutive harpje n)

  1. harp

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish حرب(harb), borrowed from Arabic حَرْب(ḥarb).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haɾʲp/

Noun

harp (definite accusative harbi, plural harpler)

  1. (archaic) war
    Synonym: savaş

Derived terms

  • Büyük Harp
  • Cihan Harbi

Turkmen

Etymology

Borrowed from Arabic حَرْف(ḥarf).

Noun

harp (definite accusative harpy, plural harplar)

  1. letter (of an alphabet)

Declension


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