reside

verb

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

intransitive verb

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

Example Sentences

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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Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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

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Cite this Entry

“Reside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reside. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

reside

verb
re·​side ri-ˈzīd How to pronounce reside (audio)
resided; residing
1
: to live permanently or continuously
reside in St. Louis
2
: to be present as a part or quality
the power of veto resides in the president
resider noun

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