What does resident mean?

Definitions for resident
ˈrɛz ɪ dəntres·i·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resident, occupant, occupiernoun

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

  2. house physician, resident, resident physicianadjective

    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. residentadjective

    living in a particular place

    "resident aliens"

  4. nonmigratory, residentadjective

    used of animals that do not migrate


  1. residentnoun

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

  2. residentnoun

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

  3. residentnoun

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

  4. residentadjective

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

    He is our resident UNIX expert.

  5. residentadjective

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Residentadjective

    Dwelling or having abode in any place.

    Etymology: residens, Lat. resident, Fr.

    I am not concerned in this objection; not thinking it necessary, that Christ should be personally present or resident on earth in the millenium. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    He is not said to be resident in a place, who comes thither with a purpose of retiring immediately; so also he is said to be absent, who is absent with his family. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

  2. Residentnoun

    An agent, minister, or officer residing in any distant place with the dignity of an ambassador.

    Etymology: from the adj.

    The pope fears the English will suffer nothing like a resident or consul in his kingdoms. Addison.


  1. resident

    A resident is a person who lives or resides in a particular place or establishment. This could refer to an individual living in a specific town, city, country, or even a specific building like a dormitory or nursing home. The term can also be used within specific contexts like medicine, where a 'resident' can refer to a doctor who is receiving specialized training in a hospital after graduating from medical school.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Residentadjective

    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. Residentadjective

    fixed; stable; certain

  3. Residentnoun

    one who resides or dwells in a place for some time

  4. Residentnoun

    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

  5. Etymology: [F. rsident, L. residens, -entis, p. pr. of residere. See Reside.]


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. resident

    A British subject residing in an enemy's country may trade generally with the natives, but not in contraband.

Editors Contribution

  1. resident

    A person who lives at a specific address or location.

    The resident was clean, neat and tidy and loved their neighbours.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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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 for resident »

  1. Dniester

  2. inserted

  3. nerdiest

  4. sintered

  5. tendries

  6. trendies

  7. indesert

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resident in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of resident in a Sentence

  1. Justice Department:

    The settlement agreement also requires McDonald's to compensate lawful permanent resident employees of McDonald's-owned restaurants who lost work or lost their jobs due to these documentary practices.

  2. Peter Kraska:

    This( practice) has devolved into a mess once, it will again. Just stop. Just quit doing it, put legislation in place that brings back the original intent of the Fourth Amendment -- you've got to get a warrant, have to knock and announce, have to give proper notice, have to give time to answer the door, and if you need to engage in a risky arrest situation or volatile, dangerous arrest situation, figure out a different way to do it than to bust down a private resident's door and manufacture a really dangerous situation.

  3. Andrew Trites:

    In the same way that when the distinction [ was ] made between Southern Resident killer whales, that shaped the understanding of their needs in terms of conservation or threats they faced, if indeed there are two distinct related populations of transient killer whales, they presently have different needs as well.

  4. President Biden:

    Planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States, they’re landing at U.S. military bases and transit centers around the world. At these sites where they are landing, we are conducting thorough scrutiny — security screenings for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.

  5. Lucy Gomez-Feliciano:

    It’s very disheartening as a community resident and an organizer to see such a disconnect and a lack of commitment to addressing the issue of displacement.

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