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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It was previously rumored that the couple, who've resided in Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace since their wedding, were given York Cottage by her majesty. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Queen Has Gifted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle an Incredible New Home," 23 July 2018 Satellites and debris are gradually slowed by the very thin atmosphere that resides there. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "India's Anti-Satellite Test Could Threaten the International Space Station," 2 Apr. 2019 The camera array is the only element on the back, as the fingerprint sensor now resides under the display. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: All of the cameras and none of the gimmicks," 24 Feb. 2019 Kirk is from Bay Minette, Alabama, but currently resides in Montgomery, Alabama. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'The Voice' Finalist Kirk Jay Had to Overcome a Difficult Childhood to Get Where He Is Now," 17 Dec. 2018 At one time, some of India’s most powerful people, such as the prime minister and cabinet members, resided here. Whitney Robinson, ELLE Decor, "Tour Michael Aram's two stunning homes in India," 12 Mar. 2019 Currently my immediate family resides in my great grandparents’ home in Fort Defiance. Parvannah Lee, Teen Vogue, "I'm From the Navajo Nation and I Want to Help My Community Get Healthy Food," 22 Nov. 2018 The most massive kind, called a supermassive black hole, resides at the core of most if not all galaxies, including our own Milky Way. Elizabeth Howell, Space.com, "The Stuff Falling into This Black Hole Is Moving at Almost 56,000 Miles a Second!," 25 Sep. 2018 The current standard for doing it right in the Hoosier Heritage Conference resides 25 minutes south of Mt. Vernon. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Former Ben Davis coach Mike Kirschner rejuvenated in new stop at Mt. Vernon," 3 July 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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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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