American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who resides in a particular place permanently or for an extended period, as:
- n. A diplomatic official residing in a foreign seat of government.
- n. A colonial official acting as adviser to the ruler of a protected state, often having quasi-gubernatorial powers.
- n. A member of an intelligence-gathering or nonuniformed law enforcement agency who resides and oversees operations in a certain locale: the FBI resident in St. Louis.
- n. One who lives in a dormitory.
- n. A physician receiving specialized clinical training in a hospital, usually after completing an internship.
- n. A nonmigratory bird or other animal.
- adj. Dwelling in a particular place; residing: resident aliens.
- adj. Living somewhere in connection with duty or work.
- adj. Inherently present: resident anxieties.
- adj. Nonmigratory: resident fauna.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Residing; having a seat or dwelling; dwelling or having an abode in a place for a continuance of time.
- Fixed; firm.
- In zoology:
- Remaining in a place the whole year; not migratory: said especially of birds.
- Pertaining to or consisting of residents: as, the resident fauna; a resident theory.
- 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. In feudal law, a tenant who was obliged to reside on his lord's land, and not to depart from it.
- n. In India:
- n. Previous to the organization of the civil service, a chief of one of the commercial establishments of the East India Company.
- n. Later, a representative of the viceroy at an important native court, as at Lucknow or Delhi.
- n. The governor of a residency in the Dutch East Indies. Synonyms Inhabitant, inhabiter, dweller, sojourner.
- n. person, animal or plant living at a location or in an area
- n. a bird which does not migrate during the course of the year
- n. a graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty
- n. A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court, usually of inferior rank to an ambassador.
- adj. the person on hand who is the strongest in a particular skill or profession
- adj. a student in the medical profession who watches a licensed doctor in order to learn a skill
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate; -- opposed to
- adj. obsolete Fixed; stable; certain.
- n. One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.
- n. 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.
- n. 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
- adj. used of animals that do not migrate
- n. someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
- adj. living in a particular place
- From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin residens, past participle of residere ("to remain behind, reside, dwell"), from re- ("back") + sedere ("to sit"). (Wiktionary)
“The gunman apparently confirmed, 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui, a South Korea, who was also what they called a resident alien.”
“So it's really about the tax code and what it defines as a resident alien.”
“(inaudible) - and the chairman; then we have - what they call the resident electoral commissioners, that every state has one.”
“Al-Marri was not a citizen, but a lawful long-term resident alien and a graduate student at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.”
“Rose Griffin, a 68-year-old Orlando resident, is both.”
“Sonia Sotomayor created high expectations: Charles Carroll Middle hopes for a visit from a certain resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”
“Dublin resident Gavin Sheridan, a Cork native, is creating a new journalism for the digital media era.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, "Binyam Mohamed, a British resident", is an Ethiopian who sought asylum in the UK in 1994.”
“Bilin resident Iyad Burnat is a Palestinian activist and founder of the Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bilin.”
“There, every citizen and permanent resident is issued a national ID card and they must carry that card with them at all times.”
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