resident

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adjective

res·​i·​dent ˈre-zə-dənt How to pronounce resident (audio)
ˈrez-dənt,
ˈre-zə-ˌdent
1
a
: living in a place for some length of time : residing
b
: serving in a regular or full-time capacity
the resident engineer for a highway department
also : being in residence
2
3
: not migratory
resident species

resident

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noun

1
: one who resides in a place
2
: a diplomatic agent residing at a foreign court or seat of government
especially : one exercising authority in a protected state as representative of the protecting power
3
: a physician serving a residency

Examples of resident in a Sentence

Adjective Several tribes are resident in this part of the country.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Robert Garland, its longtime resident choreographer, has become artistic director, and the programming for his first New York season is a snapshot of the company today. The New Yorker, 5 Apr. 2024 Only instead of taking place in a suburban convention center, it's held in a delightfully classic, very remote tented camp in an acacia grove overlooking a water hole with a resident hippo. Jesse Ashlock, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 Hoosiers driving past the Children's Museum of Indianapolis might notice its resident dinos are sporting a cool new look — solar eclipse glasses. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Apr. 2024 One of the young beavers appears to have paired up with a resident beaver who already lived a bit downstream, Cook said. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 1 Apr. 2024 The taxonomy committee of the Society of Marine Mammalogy will next determine whether to officially recognize resident killer whales and transient killer whales as new species, according to a statement from NOAA, likely at its next annual review this summer. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2024 The team plans to consult tribes who have a connection to the resident whales, including the Lummi Nation and Tulalip tribes of the Northwest, before settling on a common name, according to Milstein. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2024 Another stop is at an art studio, where a resident artist will show her home and work and conduct a tour of favorite shops and Palermo’s famous Ballarò market. Catherine Sabino, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 That will be a key question posed at neighborhood discussions in the coming weeks after the mayors of KCK, Edwardsville and Bonner Springs announced plans to create a task force to hear resident concerns, and solutions, about the UG. Luke Nozicka, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024
Noun
As a result, residents said, the community had always been easy to ignore. Rafael Vilela, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2024 In those few instances where a facility may be open, patients often can’t get there because of gunfire or the barricades residents in the neighborhoods have erected to protect themselves from bandits. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 31 Mar. 2024 Highlandtown resident Xochitl Lopez, a 52-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico, has also helped with organizing free support groups with Centro SOL for people to grieve, regardless of immigration status. USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2024 Compton residents can report the location of a pothole through the city’s official app. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2024 Nestled in the Brandywine Valley, Kennett Square residents benefit from many outdoor activities and access to miles of hiking and biking trails. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 30 Mar. 2024 The villas are accessible to residents through an elevator that goes all the way to the underground parking garage. The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2024 Transients have calls that have different frequencies and durations than those of residents. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2024 But some point to city failures as reason to doubt that the redevelopment plans will benefit residents. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin resident-, residens, present participle of residēre

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of resident was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Resident.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resident. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

resident

1 of 2 adjective
res·​i·​dent ˈrez-əd-ənt How to pronounce resident (audio)
-ə-ˌdent
1
: living in a place for some length of time
2
: working on a regular or full-time basis
a resident physician
3
: not migrating to other areas
resident birds

resident

2 of 2 noun
1
: one who resides in a place
2
: a person (as a physician) serving a residency

Medical Definition

resident

noun
res·​i·​dent ˈrez-əd-ənt, ˈrez-dənt How to pronounce resident (audio)
: a physician serving a residency

Legal Definition

resident

noun
res·​i·​dent
ˈre-zə-dənt
: one who has a residence in a particular place but does not necessarily have the status of a citizen compare citizen sense 1, domiciliary
resident adjective

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