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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The bats reside mostly in the northeast state of Queensland. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "A Single Heat Wave Killed One Third of Spectacled Fruit Bats in Australia," 18 Jan. 2019 Their parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, reside in Anmer Hall in Norfolk some of the time, which is where the Cambridges will be staying for the festive season. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Christmas Break Has Officially Started for Prince George and Princess Charlotte," 15 Dec. 2018 Since their engagement, Meghan and Harry have resided in the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, alongside Kate Middleton and Prince William. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "You'll Never Guess Where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Moving Next," 24 Nov. 2018 Two of these now reside rather splendidly in my own kitchen! Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Corbett Lighting Collection Is Gorgeously Extravagant," 14 Nov. 2018 Most applicants reside in reception centers across the country. Simone Somekh, Fox News, "Opening door to migrants, some Italians defy government line," 22 Aug. 2018 Some of those grave goods now reside at the museum with their late owner. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient Egyptians had been making mummies longer than anyone thought," 16 Aug. 2018 Custom format menu Additional format features and more character and paragraph options reside under the Format menu. Jd Sartain, PCWorld, "How to create and share custom Style Sheets in Word and PowerPoint," 8 Aug. 2018 But for years, something remarkable resided in this otherwise unremarkable space, largely unseen. Daniel Miller, latimes.com, "Five Picassos went missing from the L.A. Times. What happened to them?," 12 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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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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