[ ri-zahyd ]
See synonyms for: residere-sidedre-sidesre-siding on

verb (used without object),re·sid·ed, re·sid·ing.
  1. to dwell permanently or for a considerable time: She resides at 15 Maple Street.

  2. (of things, qualities, etc.) to abide, lie, or be present habitually; exist or be inherent (usually followed by in).

  1. to rest or be vested, as powers, rights, etc. (usually followed by in).

Origin of reside

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English residen, from Middle French resider, from Latin residēre “to remain seated, rest, settle,” literally, “to sit back,” from re- re- + -sidēre, combining form of sedēre “to sit”; see also sit1

Other words for reside

Other words from reside

  • re·sid·er, noun

Other definitions for re-side (2 of 2)

[ verb ree-sahyd; noun ree-sahyd ]

verb (used with object),re-sid·ed, re-sid·ing.
  1. to replace the siding on (a building).

verb (used without object),re-sid·ed, re-sid·ing.
  1. to apply new siding, as to a house.

  1. a piece or section of siding: to put backing material on the re-sides.

Origin of re-side

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use reside in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reside


/ (rɪˈzaɪd) /

verb(intr) formal
  1. to live permanently or for a considerable time (in a place); have one's home (in): he now resides in London

  2. (of things, qualities, etc) to be inherently present (in); be vested (in): political power resides in military strength

Origin of reside

C15: from Latin residēre to sit back, from re- + sedēre to sit

Derived forms of reside

  • resider, noun

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