• WordNet 3.6
    • adj resident living in a particular place "resident aliens"
    • adj resident used of animals that do not migrate
    • n resident a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital "the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"
    • n resident someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
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Additional illustrations & photos:

No. 48, Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square. Dickens's Residence 1837-9 No. 48, Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square. Dickens's Residence 1837-9
Tavistock House, Tavistock Square. Dickens's Residence 1851-60 Tavistock House, Tavistock Square. Dickens's Residence 1851-60
No. 1, Devonshire Terrace, Regent's Park.—Dickens's Residence 1839-50 No. 1, Devonshire Terrace, Regent's Park.—Dickens's Residence 1839-50

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts
    • Resident A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court; -- a term usualy applied to ministers of a rank inferior to that of ambassadors. See the Note under Minister, 4.
    • Resident Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate; -- opposed to nonresident; as, resident in the city or in the country.
    • Resident Fixed; stable; certain. "Stable and resident like a rock.""One there still resident as day and night."
    • Resident One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: For drinking, washing, etc., an average American uses 168 gallons of water per day. The average American residence uses 107,000 gallons per year.
    • resident Residing; having a seat or dwelling; dwelling or having an abode in a place for a continuance of time.
    • resident Fixed; firm.
    • resident In zoology:
    • resident Remaining in a place the whole year; not migratory: said especially of birds.
    • resident Pertaining to or consisting of residents: as, the resident fauna; a resident theory.
    • resident Having one's abode in a given place in pursuit of one's duty or occupation: as, he is minister resident at that court.
    • n resident One who or that which resides or dwells in a place permanently or for a considerable time; one residing: as, the American residents of Paris.
    • n resident In law, one who has a residence in the legal sense. See residence. Resident and its contrary, non-resident, are more commonly used to refer to abode, irrespective of the absence of intention to remove.
    • n resident A public minister who resides at a foreign court: the name is usually given to ministers of a rank inferior to that of ambassadors.
    • n resident In zoology, an animal, or a species of animal, which remains in the same place throughout the year: distinguished from migrant or visitant: said especially of birds.
    • n resident In feudal law, a tenant who was obliged to reside on his lord's land, and not to depart from it.
    • n resident In India:
    • n resident Previous to the organization of the civil service, a chief of one of the commercial establishments of the East India Company.
    • n resident Later, a representative of the viceroy at an important native court, as at Lucknow or Delhi.
    • n resident The governor of a residency in the Dutch East Indies. Synonyms Inhabitant, inhabiter, dweller, sojourner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime the average US resident eats more than 50 tons of food and drinks more than 13,000 gallons of liquid.
    • adj Resident dwelling in a place for some time: residing on one's own estate: residing in the place of one's duties: not migratory
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  • Winston Churchill
    “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.”
  • Democritus
    “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”
  • Gwynn Thomas
    Gwynn Thomas
    “Why is it that wherever I go, the resident idiot heads straight for me?”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.”
  • Artur Schnabel
    Artur Schnabel
    “The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes --ah, that is where the art resides.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. résident, L. residens, -entis, p. pr. of residere,. See Reside
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. residērere-, back, sedēre, to sit.


In literature:

Wales however was Mr. Wollstonecraft's residence for little more than a year.
"Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman" by William Godwin
At the right-hand corner of the Reservoir "Lane" was the park and residence of Mr. William Chance.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
Her residence was in Gojio.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
Through these friends it became known that I had come to this city to reside.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
In 1673 he became a resident agent of Charles II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The nuptial ceremony was performed in the bride's father's house, or in the residence of the nearest relation.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Opposite is Sussex Lodge, once the residence of the Duke of Sussex, who came to the riverside for change of air.
"Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Most of the business houses and nearly all residences had occupants.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
This is regarded as one of the finest residences in the west of England.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
Accordingly, when the latter entered the palace, Harry went straight to the British Residency.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

Oh, magnificent city of Inverness,
And your beautiful river, I must confess,
With its lovely scenery on each side,
Would be good for one's health there to reside.
"The Heatherblend Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall
To the third heavens then ascended he,
Where he does now on God's right hand reside,
And where he shall, for endless ages, be
To all the church a never-erring guide:
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard
Unmuted still, our pain abides,
Part of the lyre that Sappho smote,
And in the songs Catullus wrote
Our rapture and our grief resides.
Unmuted still, our pain abides.
"Amor Hesternalis" by Clark Ashton Smith
The Holy Ghost must give thee liberty,
And wholly from the Devil's toils set free,
And to the Son of God thy footsteps guide,
Ere thou, with him, for ever canst reside.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Child of the woodland in beauty abiding,
Whose breath scents the air of early spring morns,
Fairies of magical powers are residing
In nooks and valleys your presence adorns.
"Trailing Arbutus" by Jared Barhite
Thou art a stone, for sacred works design'd,
Thou must be par'd by God's own hammer, clean,
Thou must be rul'd, and levell'd to his mind,
If thou in heaven to reside dost mean.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The lawyer who won the battle to allow District residents to keep handguns in their homes is now fighting to allow residents and visitors to carry their weapons in public.
Recent events have left the residents of Joplin reeling, including the residents of the damaged nursing homes.
Watch a video of Edmonton resident Jesse Whitnack talking about witnessing the police making a grisly find of a human head behind his residence in the early morning of Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012.
Three local residents have been arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court with one more to go, all suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of firearms from a residence in April.
Marival Residences Join us Oct 2 and learn why Marival Residences was selected the #1 All Inclusive Resort in Mexico.
Colchester resident Kelly McCormick and Hebron resident Gina Leavitt have teamed up to create the Glastonbury Hunt Club Inc and have taken over the town-owned 140-acre Winter Hill Farm.
Karyn Cunningham, a 17-year resident of Palmetto Bay and a Miami-Dade County native who grew up in Pinecrest, is running for the position of vice mayor with the goal of making village government more open and responsive to residents.
Thomas Alvin Lunn , 72, retired employee of Monsanto, lifelong resident and well-known farmer of the Bear Creek Community, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at his residence.
West Virginia residents from Wellsburg to Moundsville now will be able to patch potholes or plow streets in Wheeling, as City Council voted Tuesday to loosen the residency requirement for city employees.
New residents must enroll in APA membership at the start of the training year and continuing residents must renew their membership in the APA annually until they complete their residency .
UTEP Sculpture Professor and co-founder of the Border Art Residency , Willie Ray Parish is joined by Grant Billingsley, the new resident artist.
While doing her residency at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Dr Bendock was a chief resident for the 2011-2012 term.
He proposed the residency to the YSO, which had never appointed a designer-in- residence before.
Saline County residents already are under a burn ban issued Friday by Saline County Judge Lanny Fite, but additional restrictions have been imposed on Benton residents by Fire Chief Bill Ford.
West Liberty resident Nick Hostetler sprinkles calcium pellets Tuesday over the slick sidewalk in front of his residence.

In science:

This implies that the past asymptotic dynamics on the silent type I boundary resides on F , J , and K, for the ultra-stiff, stiff, and soft cases, respectively, where K constitutes the boundary of J in the stiff case.
Perfect fluids and generic spacelike singularities
In the case when there are no stiff or ultra-stiff fluids, but an arbitrary number of fluids with soft equations of state (c2 s < 1), the past asymptotic state resides on the union of the Bianchi type I, II, VI0 or VII0 subsets on the silent boundary.
Perfect fluids and generic spacelike singularities
Let r j be the number of resident searches in node j.
Performance of Random Walks in One-Hop Replication Networks
The main difference resides in the fact that here we separate the combinatorial complexity bounds from the probabilistic estimates on crossings we derive, see (2.10), Lemma 2.1 and Proposition 2.2. A similar separation is for instance also used in for the very percolative regime of small u.
Connectivity Bounds for the Vacant Set of Random Interlacements
It resides at a distance of 204 kpc from the center of M31, presumably well-inside the M31 dark halo whereas measurements of its line-of-sight velocity and proper motion suggest that it is on a highly elongated orbit around M31.
PAndAS' cubs: discovery of two new dwarf galaxies in the surroundings of the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies