reside

verb
re·​side | \ ri-ˈzīd How to pronounce reside (audio) \
resided; residing

Definition of reside

intransitive verb

1a : 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
2a : to be present as an element or quality
b : to be vested as a right

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Other Words from reside

resider noun

Synonyms for reside

Synonyms

abide, dwell, live

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Examples of reside in a Sentence

He resides in St. Louis. He still resides at his parents' house. Meaning resides within the text of the poem. The importance of this decision resides in the fact that it relates to people across the country.
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Black residents were restricted to living to the southern and western flats, while whites resided in the northern hills. Melanie Mason, latimes.com, "School busing in Berkeley during Kamala Harris’ childhood was both voluntary and volatile," 30 June 2019 While residing in a Mission District group home as a teen, Fails met Talbot, who is white. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’: Filmmakers offer ode to a disappearing city," 3 June 2019 Nicole lived in Florida, while Azan resided in Morocco. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Full Story of '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' Stars Nicole and Azan," 28 Apr. 2019 Richards had lived in small towns throughout western Iowa, residing with his mother, father and grandparents at various times. Luke Meredith, The Seattle Times, "Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city," 19 Sep. 2018 While the family currently resides in London, Madeleine and O'Neil had previously lived in New York City, where Princess Leonore was born. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Madeleine of Sweden Is Officially Moving to Florida," 2 Aug. 2018 The phytoplankton themselves live above the twilight zone, residing in the sunlit upper ocean. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Is Stepping Into the Twilight Zone," 19 June 2018 Councilman Dave Grosch lives in District 1 while Councilman John Mullin resides in District 3. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "Cunnigham saluted by council members, vets," 6 June 2018 Their situation is complicated by Sheroff’s guardianship for her husband, John, who has advanced dementia and resides in a nursing home. Judith Graham, Washington Post, "Living Apart Together: A New Option for Older Adults," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of reside

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of reside was in the 15th century

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reside

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reside

formal
: to live in a particular place
: to exist or be present

reside

verb
re·​side | \ ri-ˈzīd How to pronounce reside (audio) \
resided; residing

Kids Definition of reside

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

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