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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Maps of the states where algae blooms reside are periodically updated by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Three Dogs Die of Toxic Algae Poisoning Hours After Playing By North Carolina Pond," 12 Aug. 2019 The law could force Trump, who has not released his tax returns, off the ballot in the Golden State, where one out of nine of the country's voters resides. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Reagan's racist phone call, revealed," 31 July 2019 Amman Visitors go to Jordan to explore its history, where Biblical heroes and prophets resided, where ancient trade routes converged, where the Crusades raged. Andrew Solomon, Condé Nast Traveler, "Traveling Through Jordan’s Historic Ruins, Red Dunes, and Dead Sea," 24 July 2019 At the same time, GitHub’s vision is to be the global platform for developer collaboration, no matter where developers reside. Jon Porter, The Verge, "GitHub restricts developer accounts based in Iran, Crimea, and other countries under US sanctions," 29 July 2019 Visitors in the early 20th century would have seen a Spanish Mission-style shelter house with observation towers, a zoological garden where two brown bears resided and a vineyard. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "See the first changes that will transform west side's Riverside Park over the next 25 years," 24 July 2019 Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides. Michael Weissenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign," 18 July 2019 Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides. Michael Weissenstein, USA TODAY, "Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign," 18 July 2019 Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides. Washington Post, "Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign," 18 July 2019

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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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