Definition of reside
1 a : 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
2 a : to be present as an element or quality b : to be vested as a right
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.
Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 15th century
RESIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reside for English Language Learners
: to live in a particular place
: to exist or be present
RESIDE Defined for Kids
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