verb re·side \ri-ˈzīd\

: to live in a particular place

: to exist or be present


Full Definition of RESIDE

intransitive verb
a :  to be in residence as the incumbent of a benefice or office
b :  to dwell permanently or continuously :  occupy a place as one's legal domicile
a :  to be present as an element or quality
b :  to be vested as a right
re·sid·er noun

Examples of RESIDE

  1. He resides in St. Louis.
  2. He still resides at his parents' house.
  3. Meaning resides within the text of the poem.
  4. The importance of this decision resides in the fact that it relates to people across the country.

Origin of RESIDE

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French resider, from Latin residēre to sit back, remain, abide, from re- + sedēre to sit — more at sit
First Known Use: 15th century
RESIDES Defined for Kids


verb re·side \ri-ˈzīd\

Definition of RESIDE for Kids

:  to live permanently and continuously :  dwell
:  to have its place :  exist <The choice resides in the voters.>


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