Definition of reside in English:


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intransitive verb

[no object]
  • 1Have one's permanent home in a particular place.

    ‘people who work in the city actually reside in neighboring towns’
    • ‘While over 90,000 people now live in the Limerick urban area, only around 54,000 reside within the city boundary.’
    • ‘Both are prepared to spend time actually residing in the parents' home with the child.’
    • ‘Where did these local residents actually reside?’
    • ‘He has lived most of his life on the Massachusetts coast and now resides in New York City where he part-owns a cocktail bar.’
    • ‘Since more than half of the children admitted to the school reside outside the city, it plans to build a dormitory to enable them to stay along with one of their parents.’
    • ‘After residing in the city for over three years, I have to say that this observation is largely accurate.’
    • ‘The homeless families now reside in an abandoned neighborhood advisory council building located behind the former police station.’
    • ‘Seventy-five percent of the world's population now resides in cities.’
    • ‘According to the Justice Ministry, about 630,000 foreigners reside permanently in Japan.’
    • ‘The majority of the population and poor for that matter still reside in the rural areas.’
    • ‘The engaged couple are residing presently in Western Australia having met in Germany three years ago.’
    • ‘Gretta and her family resided for many years over in England.’
    • ‘All the children reside with their mother and the parties have agreed that she will have custody.’
    • ‘What about the people who reside in this country?’
    • ‘Living in London, he resided at several different addresses around the capital until his death.’
    • ‘The other two children shall reside with both parents on an alternating weekly basis.’
    • ‘The majority of children resided with both parents.’
    • ‘There is no list of farmworkers who reside in this region.’
    • ‘He is no longer residing with her, although he resides in the immediate neighborhood.’
    • ‘Adolescents residing in neighborhoods plagued by high levels of disorder are more likely to participate in delinquent behavior.’
    live in, occupy, inhabit, have one's home in, be settled in, have taken up residence in, have established oneself in
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    1. 1.1Be situated.
      ‘the paintings now reside on the walls of a restaurant’
      • ‘The painting first resided in Fontainebleau, later in the Palace of Versailles.’
      • ‘The painting has resided in a New England family since 1923.’
      • ‘She was in a room fit for a queen from the 1800's, with gold linings on the walls, red velvet decorating the spaces where paintings didn't reside.’
      • ‘I slowly made my way along the hallway where my locker resided.’
      • ‘The stem cell population resides at the very apex of the meristem and replenishes those cells that are lost during organogenesis on the meristem flanks.’
      • ‘Monet's Waterlilies, painted in 1908, is arguably the finest of the three paintings on the theme which reside in Cardiff.’
      • ‘‘Home’ has been four walls within which my stuff resides, and my clothing gets washed and dried.’
      • ‘Let your heart settle upon the unifying message that resides behind all things.’
      • ‘Log analysis is understandably imperative for SOX compliance, particularly because financial data resides on financial servers.’
      • ‘If the thought of your critical data residing on an ASP server gives you chills, all is not lost.’
      • ‘A range of d = 200 cM includes all genes residing on the same mouse chromosome.’
      • ‘Analysis of the sequence confirmed our mapping studies and showed that the ear gene resided very close to ea.’
      • ‘Applications and data resided on online disk, and if it failed your application was down.’
      • ‘The first Web site is an English-only site that resides on a British server.’
      • ‘They discovered that the gene for the disorder resides on the 5th chromosome.’
      • ‘One of several closely related genes, eft - 4, resides on the X chromosome.’
      • ‘Drosophila genes undergo complex splicing patterns, reside close to their neighbors, and often overlap.’
      • ‘Most of the REs reside in the intergenic regions and are believed to be functionally neutral.’
      • ‘The soluble alkaline IT is thought to reside in the cytoplasm.’
      • ‘The only apparent regulatory difference is a short time delay when activators reside in the cytoplasm before binding to plasmids.’
      • ‘The bulk of these treasures resided at the Imperial Household Museum.’
      be situated, be placed, be found, be located, lie, repose
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    2. 1.2(of power or a right) belong by right to a person or body.
      ‘legislative powers reside with the federal assembly’
      • ‘In a Republic, the real power should reside in the Legislature.’
      • ‘They will go because effective power resides not with the elected but tame House of Commons, but with the Crown and is vested in the person of the Prime Minister on behalf of the Sovereign.’
      • ‘However, real power resides with the P5, and their individual right of veto.’
      • ‘But it is also intended to prevent too much power residing with either.’
      • ‘The center of gravity of political power resides in the Gangetic valley of Northern India which is largely being bypassed by the technology led economic rejuvenation in India.’
      • ‘Government authority has traditionally been weak among the scattered communities of the south-east, where a great deal of the power still resides with tribal leaders, or aghas.’
      • ‘In fact, many leaders feel that the UN General Assembly has sometimes been reduced to a talking shop while real power resides in the Security Council.’
      • ‘If power ultimately resides in the people, the people who grant MPs a temporary lien on that power for five years at a time, then only the people can decide whether or not to hand it over for good.’
      • ‘The foundation of the American experiment was the idea that power resides with the people, and that the people grant to the government the power to govern.’
      • ‘Their power resides there and that's the way they want to keep it.’
      • ‘There is no need, because real power resides in the security council, where the US, Britain and France have a veto.’
      • ‘But while spiritual power rests in Geneva, temporal power resides in the capitals.’
      • ‘In England, the power will reside with the secretary of state alone, but in Wales it will be in the hands of the National Assembly.’
      • ‘For various reasons - historical, social, economic and personal - the power residing in the employer means little bargaining in fact takes place, but there may be some.’
      • ‘Social stratification existed, with political power residing in a chief of state or a royal family, depending on the size of the state.’
      • ‘If the State decides from whom to take and to whom to give, the power residing in the State's hands is enormous.’
      • ‘The power resides in the one who controls the army.’
      • ‘Power often resides in business leaders who are not always committed to the execution of a new idea.’
      • ‘In the seventeenth century, and before, power resided in the military, but the state did not have the monopoly of armed force.’
      • ‘The point of talking about the commons is to reassert a basic truth: Power does not reside in government and markets alone.’
      belong to, be vested in, be bestowed on, be conferred on, be entrusted to, be in the hands of
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    3. 1.3(of a quality) be present or inherent in something.
      ‘the meaning of an utterance does not wholly reside in the semantic meaning’
      • ‘The essential qualities of Judo reside in the execution of throws with finesse, without the expenditure of strength, joined to an irresistible rhythm.’
      • ‘Qualities can only reside in substances and cannot occur on their own.’
      • ‘Its stature resides in its quietude and simplicity, yet with an inner energy which reflects a lifetime's contemplation of the harmonies of art.’
      • ‘Thus it is that the whiteness of white men resides in the tragic quality of their giving way to darkness and the heroism of channeling or resisting it.’
      • ‘It is thus a non-reductive definition, because both its subject matter and its theoretical object reside at the semantic level.’
      be inherent in, be intrinsic to, be present in, inhere in
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/rəˈzīd/ /rəˈzaɪd/


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘be in residence as an official’): probably a back-formation from resident, influenced by French résider or Latin residere ‘remain’, from re- ‘back’ + sedere ‘sit’.