resident

1 of 2

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

Example Sentences

Adjective Several tribes are resident in this part of the country.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Scientific American’s resident weather expert Andrea Thompson offered a sober distillation of the science of extreme heat in a world increasingly wracked by climate change. Amanda Montañez, Scientific American, 14 Dec. 2022 Tamez is the resident jellyfish expert at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2022 Scott will serve as the agency’s resident expert on security and public safety issues and oversee Texas schools’ implementation of related policies. Dallas News, 3 Oct. 2022 Listen to this week's Sunday Edition of the 5 Things podcast to hear a chat with our resident space expert, CNN Space & Science Writer Ashley Strickland. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 17 July 2022 Among higher-ed lobbyists in Salem, Bernard was the resident expert on the budget and the Public Employees Retirement System. oregonlive, 7 May 2022 Bobby Berk, the Fab Five's resident interior design expert, previously teased the upcoming season to PEOPLE after production was halted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 26 Dec. 2021 Jackson McQuigg, vice president of properties at the history center and the resident railroad expert, said some of the archive is already at the center and the rest will be delivered by the end of the year. Bo Emerson, ajc, 25 Oct. 2021 This year, the nation’s resident population increased by 0.4 percent, or 1.2 million people. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2022
Noun
Officers arrived to find the 31-year-old Fairview Park resident driving in the parking lot. cleveland, 28 Jan. 2023 Late last week Hopewell House, a Southwest Portland hospice center forced to closed three years ago, reopened and admitted its first new resident. oregonlive, 28 Jan. 2023 Memphis resident Joy Brooke Fairfield, who was among the skaters at city hall this week, said the skate scene in Memphis also overlaps with music and activist circles. Chris Kenning, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2023 Today’s landmark love comes from Los Angeles resident Stephanie Hammerwold: Bunnyhenge in Newport Beach. Ryan Fonsecastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2023 San Pablo resident Lateshia Sherise Starling, 54, faces one count of elder or dependent adult abuse that resulted in the death of Constantine Albert Canoun, who suffered from dementia. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Jan. 2023 Mack is one of about 70 beneficiaries to receive vehicles from Second Chance Cars, founded in 2019 by Concord resident Dan Holin. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Jan. 2023 Zierdt Road resident Lonnie Stanford said commercial development of the property could cause visibility concerns. Scott Turner | Sturner@al.com, al, 27 Jan. 2023 Phillip Harris, a resident for over a year, said he's had to mop up water since moving in. Paige Eichkorn, Arkansas Online, 27 Jan. 2023 See More

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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 4 Feb. 2023.

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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