resident

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English resident, from Anglo-Norman resident, 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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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛzɪd(ə)nt/
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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.
    • 1868, Henry Mills Alden, ‎Frederick Lewis Allen, ‎Lee Foster Hartman, Harper's (volume 37, page 303)
      The tiger is a resident of the Lower Amoor, and ranges as high as 53° north latitude. In winter he roams through the same forests with the reindeer, and occasionally dines upon venison of his own catching.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
      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.
    • 1953, Woodbridge Metcalf, “Trees of Las Posadas”, in Pamphlets on Conservation of Natural Resources, volume 15, Northwest Regional Council:
      The acorns are more slender and pointed than the other and this tree is a resident of foothills all around the great valley up to elevations of about 3500 feet.
  2. A bird which does not migrate during the course of the year.
  3. A physician receiving specialized medical training.
    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.
  6. (espionage) Alternative form of rezident

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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.
    • 1651, Jeremy Taylor, Twenty-sermons for the winter half-year
      stable and resident like a rock
    • 1651, William Davenant, Gondibert
      one there still resident as day and night
  4. (computing, of memory) Currently loaded into RAM; contrasted with virtual memory.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin residēns.

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Noun[edit]

resident m or f (plural residents)

  1. resident

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Ladin[edit]

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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.

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

  1. resident; residing

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