Meaning of “dweller” in the English Dictionary


"dweller" in English

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uk /ˈdwel.ər/ us /ˈdwel.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • And as Bobby grew and developed, Abel, on his part, taught him to be keenly alert, patient, self-reliant and resourceful—qualities that every successful hunter and wilderness dweller must possess. 
  • In general the dwellers on the steppe are reputable, and they certainly impressed me favorably. 
  • In the Southwest the relics of the cliff dwellers are abundant. 
  • Now, if you'll kindly tell me where all these tent dwellers of mine are going to get fresh water from when the brooks dry up, I'll be glad. 
  • The lake dwellers were very sociable, and had only one common platform for all the huts, which were clustered together. 

(Definition of “dweller” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dweller" in American English

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dwellernoun [ C ]

us /ˈdwel·ər/

a person who lives in a particular type of place:

city dwellers

(Definition of “dweller” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)