resident

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin residēns, present participle of resideō (to remain behind, reside, dwell), from re- (back) + sedeō (I sit). Doublet of resiant.

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Noun[edit]

resident (plural residents)

  1. A person, animal or plant living at a certain location or in a certain area.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in 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.
  5. (law) a legal permanent resident, someone who maintains residency.

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Adjective[edit]

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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Jeremy Taylor and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      stable and resident like a rock
    • (Can we date this quote by Davenant and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      one there still resident as day and night
  4. (computing, of memory) Currently loaded into RAM; contrasted with virtual memory.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

resident m (plural residents, feminine residenta)

  1. resident

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

resident m (plural residenc)

  1. resident

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

resident

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of resideō

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin residentem, accusative singular of residēns, from the verb resideō.

Adjective[edit]

resident m (oblique and nominative feminine singular resident or residente)

  1. resident; residing

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