reside

verb re·side \ ri-ˈzīd \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of reside

resided; residing
intransitive verb
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

resider

noun

Examples of reside in a Sentence

  1. He resides in St. Louis.

  2. He still resides at his parents' house.

  3. Meaning resides within the text of the poem.

  4. The importance of this decision resides in the fact that it relates to people across the country.

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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

reside Synonyms


RESIDE Defined for English Language Learners

reside

verb

Definition of reside for English Language Learners

  • : to live in a particular place

  • : to exist or be present


RESIDE Defined for Kids

reside

verb re·side \ ri-ˈzīd \

Definition of reside for Students

resided; residing
1 :to live permanently and continuously :dwell
2 :to have its place :exist
  • The choice resides in the voters.


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