from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that resides in or uses a physical space.
  • noun One who holds an office, position, or job.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who occupies; an inhabitant; especially, one in actual possession, as a tenant, who has actual possession, in distinction from the landlord, who has legal or constructive possession.
  • noun More specifically, in law, one who first takes possession of that which has no legal owner.
  • noun A prostitute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing.
  • noun obsolete A prostitute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who occupies a place or a position.
  • noun An owner or tenant of a property.
  • noun A person sitting in a car or other vehicle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there


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