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reside

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verb re·side \ri-ˈzīd\

Simple Definition of reside

  • : to live in a particular place

  • : to exist or be present

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reside

resided

residing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 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

  3. 2 a :  to be present as an element or quality b :  to be vested as a right

resider

noun

Examples of reside in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


RESIDE Defined for Kids

reside

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verb re·side \ri-ˈzīd\

Definition of reside for Students

resided

residing

  1. 1 :  to live permanently and continuously :  dwell

  2. 2 :  to have its place :  exist <The choice resides in the voters.>





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