from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate; -- opposed to nonresident.
  • adj. 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.

from The 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin residens, past participle of residere ("to remain behind, reside, dwell"), from re- ("back") + sedere ("to sit").



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