Definitions for residentˈrɛz ɪ dənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

res•i•dentˈrɛz ɪ dənt(n.)

  1. a person who resides in a place.

  2. a physician employed by a hospital while receiving specialized training there.

  3. (in British India) a representative of the British governor general at the court of an Indian ruler.

    Category: Western History

  4. the governor of a residency in the Dutch East Indies.

    Category: Western History

  5. (adj.)residing; dwelling in a place.

  6. living or staying at a place in discharge of duty.

  7. (of qualities) existing; intrinsic.

  8. (of birds) not migratory.

    Category: Ornithology

  9. 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, as a TSR program.

    Category: Computers


Princeton's WordNet

  1. resident, occupant, occupier(noun)

    someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

  2. house physician, resident, resident physician(adj)

    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

    "the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"

  3. resident(adj)

    living in a particular place

    "resident aliens"

  4. nonmigratory, resident(adj)

    used of animals that do not migrate

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. resident(noun)ˈrɛz ɪ dənt

    sb who lives in a place

    the residents of Wisteria Lane

  2. residentˈrɛz ɪ dənt

    a junior hospital doctor

    a first-year resident


  1. resident(Noun)

    person, animal or plant living at a location or in an area

  2. resident(Noun)

    a bird which does not migrate during the course of the year

  3. resident(Noun)

    a graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty

  4. resident(Adjective)

    the person on hand who is the strongest in a particular skill or profession

    He is our resident UNIX expert.

  5. resident(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resident(adj)

    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. Resident(adj)

    fixed; stable; certain

  3. Resident(noun)

    one who resides or dwells in a place for some time

  4. Resident(noun)

    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


  1. Resident

    A Resident, or in full Resident Minister, is a government official required to take up permanent residence in another country. A representative of his government, he officially has diplomatic functions which are often seen as a form of indirect rule.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resident' in Nouns Frequency: #1041

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resident' in Adjectives Frequency: #919

Anagrams of resident

  1. Dniester, inserted, nerdiest, sintered, tendries, trendies

Translations for resident

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


living or having one's home in a place

He is now resident abroad.

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