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Meaning of resident by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈɹɛzɪd( ə )nt/, X-SAMPA: /"rEzId( @ )nt/


    From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin residens, past participle of residere ( “to remain behind, reside, dwell” ), from re- ( “back” ) + sedere ( “to sit” ) .


    resident ( plural: residents )

    1. person, animal or plant living at a location or in an area
    2. a bird which does not migrate during the course of the year
    3. a graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty
    4. A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court, usually of inferior rank to an ambassador .

    Derived terms


    resident ( comparative more resident, superlative most resident )

    1. the person on hand who is the strongest in a particular skill or profession
      He is our resident UNIX expert .
    2. a student in the medical profession who watches a licensed doctor in order to learn a skill
      For privacy reasons, she requested the resident nurse to leave .

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    External links

    • resident in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • resident in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • resident at OneLook Dictionary Search


    • Dniester, inserted, nerdiest, sintered, tendries, trendies

Explanation of resident by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. living in a particular place

    2. resident aliens
    3. used of animals that do not migrate

    1. a physician ( especially an intern ) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital

    2. the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital
    3. someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

    Definition of resident by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Resident ( -dent ), a. [F. résident, L. residens, -entis, p. pr. of residere. See Reside.]
      1. Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate; -- opposed to nonresident; as, “resident in the city or in the country”.

      2. Fixed; stable; certain. [Obs.] “Stable and resident like a rock.” Jer. TAylor.

      One there still resident as day and night. Davenant.

    2. Resident, n.
      1. One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.

      2. A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court; -- a term usualy applied to ministers of a rank inferior to that of ambassadors. See the Note under Minister, 4.