See also: résidé and réside



From Old French resider, from Latin resideō (remain behind, reside, dwell), from re- (back) + sedeō (sit).


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈzaɪd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪd
  • Hyphenation: re‧side


reside (third-person singular simple present resides, present participle residing, simple past and past participle resided)

  1. To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to remain for a long time.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      , [Act III, scene i]:
      [] And the delighted ſpirit / To die in fierie floods, or to recide / In thrilling Region of thicke-ribbed Ice []
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 6, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks; half of them in a very dishevelled state, []
  2. To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
  3. To sink; to settle, as sediment.
    • a. 1729, William Congreve, “The Birth of the Muse”, in The Works of Mr. William Congreve, volume III, London: J. and R. Tonson and S. Drape, published 1753, page 222:
      [] The madding Winds are huſh’d, the Tempeſts ceaſe, / And every rolling Surge resides in Peace.

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  1. second-person singular present active imperative of resideō




  1. third-person singular present indicative of residir
  2. second-person singular imperative of residir




  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of residir.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of residir.