- a person who resides in a place.
- a physician who joins the medical staff of a hospital as a salaried employee for a specified period to gain advanced training usually in a particular field, being in full-time attendance at the hospital and often living on the premises.
- a diplomatic representative, inferior in rank to an ambassador, residing at a foreign court.
- (formerly) a representative of the British governor general at a native court in India.
- (formerly) the governor of a residency in the Dutch East Indies.
- residing; dwelling in a place.
- living or staying at a place in discharge of duty.
- (of qualities) existing; intrinsic.
- (of birds) not migratory.
- encoded and permanently available to a computer user, as a font in a printer's ROM or software on a CD-ROM.
- (of a computer program) currently active or standing by in computer memory.
Origin of resident
Examples from the Web for resident
Interviews in Serial (including ones from Adnan) do acknowledge that Jay was known as a resident bad boy at Woodlawn High School.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline
December 31, 2014
"Now we have two families that's missing someone from the holidays," a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident told a local news station.Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police
December 21, 2014
On the following Monday, it was arranged by my Resident Adviser that I would meet with the dean of students, Robert Canevari.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
Some 1.1 million Syrian refugees are currently living in Lebanon, making up one-quarter of the resident population.Drawing on the Memories of Syrian Women
November 26, 2014
“The situation is no longer under control,” says Ehab, a resident of al-Amari refugee camp outside Ramallah.Intifada 3.0: Growing Unrest and a Plot to Kill an Israeli Minister
November 21, 2014
The Menghyi divided his talk between the Resident and myself.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
What of the spirit, the resident divinity of so fair a temple?The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
A flowery way, he was sure, with real grass in it like the Resident's garden.
After all, there were trees and grass; good grass, and more of it than in the Resident's garden.
In the year 1850 a resident of Brooklyn came home from a trip to Europe.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
- a person who resides in a place
- social welfare an occupant of a welfare agency homeFormer name: inmate
- (esp formerly) a representative of the British government in a British protectorate
- (esp in the 17th century) a diplomatic representative ranking below an ambassador
- (in India, formerly) a representative of the British governor general at the court of a native prince
- a bird or other animal that does not migrate
- US and Canadian a physician who lives in the hospital where he or she works while undergoing specialist training after completing his or her internshipCompare house physician
- British and NZ a junior doctor, esp a house officer, who lives in the hospital in which he or she works
- living in a place; residing
- living or staying at a place in order to discharge a duty, etc
- (of qualities, characteristics, etc) existing or inherent (in)
- (of birds and other animals) not in the habit of migrating
Word Origin and History for resident
mid-15c., "an inhabitant, one who resides," from resident (adj.). Meaning "medical graduate in practice in a hospital as training" first attested 1892, American English.
late 14c., "dwelling, residing," from Old French resident and directly from Latin residentem (nominative residens), present participle of residere "to sit down, settle" (see reside).
- A physician during residency.