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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛzɪd(ə)nt/


From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin residens, past participle of residere (to remain behind, reside, dwell), from re- (back) + sedere (to sit).


resident (plural residents)

  1. Person, animal or plant living at a location or in an area.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
    The tiger lily is a resident of Asia.
  2. A bird which does not migrate during the course of the year.
  3. A graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty.
    She's a resident in neurosurgery at Mass General.
  4. A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court, usually of inferior rank to an ambassador.

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resident (comparative more resident, superlative most resident)

  1. Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate.
    resident in the city or in the country
  2. Based in a particular place; on hand; local.
    He is our resident computer expert.
  3. (obsolete) Fixed; stable; certain.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      stable and resident like a rock
    • Davenant
      one there still resident as day and night

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resident m (plural residenc)

  1. resident




  1. third-person plural present active indicative of resideō

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