[rez-i-duh nt]



Nearby words

  1. reshuffle,
  2. reside,
  3. residence,
  4. residence time,
  5. residency,
  6. resident alien,
  7. resident commissioner,
  8. residential,
  9. residential care,
  10. residential school

Origin of resident

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin resident- (stem of residēns), present participle of residēre to reside; see -ent

Related formsres·i·dent·ship, nounpseu·do·res·i·dent, adjectiveun·res·i·dent, adjective

Can be confusedcitizen resident Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for resident

British Dictionary definitions for resident



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
Derived Formsresidentship, noun

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Word Origin and History for resident
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for resident




A physician during residency.

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