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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reside, shack, domicile, domiciliateverb

    make one's home in a particular place or community

    "may parents reside in Florida"

  2. occupy, reside, lodge inverb

    live (in a certain place)

    "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

  3. rest, reside, reposeverb

    be inherent or innate in;


  1. resideverb

    To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to remain for a long time.

  2. resideverb

    To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.

  3. resideverb

    To sink; to settle, as sediment.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RESIDEverb

    Etymology: resideo, Lat. resider, Fr.

    How can God with such reside? John Milton.

    In no fix’d place the happy souls reside;
    In groves we live, and lie on mossy beds. John Dryden, Æneis.

    Oil of vitriol and petroleum, a drachm of each, turn into a mouldy substance; there residing in the bottom a fair cloud and a thick oil on the top. Boyle.


  1. reside

    A residence is a place (normally a building) used as a home or dwelling, where people reside.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resideverb

    to dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to abide continuosly; to have one's domicile of home; to remain for a long time

  2. Resideverb

    to have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element

  3. Resideverb

    to sink; to settle, as sediment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reside

    rē-zīd′, v.i. to remain sitting: to dwell permanently: to abide: to live: to inhere.—ns. Res′idence, act of dwelling in a place: place where one resides, a domicile: that in which anything permanently inheres: the settling of liquors; Res′idency, residence: the official dwelling of a government officer in India.—adj. Res′ident, dwelling in a place for some time: residing on one's own estate: residing in the place of one's duties: not migratory.—n. one who resides: a public minister at a foreign court.—n. Res′identer (Scot.).—adjs. Residen′tial, residing: having actual residence—(rare) Resident′al; Residen′tiary, residing, esp. of one bound to reside for a certain time every year at a cathedral church.—n. one who keeps a certain residence, esp. an ecclesiastic.—ns. Residen′tiaryship; Res′identship; Resī′der. [O. Fr.,—L. residērere-, back, sedēre, to sit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. reside

    The act and fact of living at a specific address or location.

    People reside in various types of property around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

Anagrams for reside »

  1. desire

  2. eiders

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reside in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of reside in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Levasseur:

    As an achievement within the history of spaceflight, EVA is crucial to a long-term ability to reside in space, we needed the capability in order to build and maintain space equipment, as we continue to see on the space station.

  2. Nathaniel Arnold:

    Most California citizens who reside in Joshua Trees habitat revere these iconic desert species, more so now than ever because of its degraded population status, we're pleased to see the citizen tip led to a successful disposition and we hope it serves as a deterrent to others who may think it is acceptable to unlawfully remove Joshua Trees to make way for development.

  3. Nina Shea:

    The Christians don’t reside in those camps because United Nations is too dangerous, they are preyed upon by other residents from the Sunni community and there is infiltration by ISIS and criminal gangs.

  4. Barry Halper:

    It makes me feel so proud that my collection will be carried on by everyone who participated in the past week's sale. I am also glad that the Hall of Fame has part of my collection where it will reside in perpetuity.

  5. Raina Nicole:

    Walk with pride and great stride ...with love in your heart where peace does reside.

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