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Webster 1913 Edition


Reside

Re-side′

(r?-z?d′)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Resided
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Residing
.]
[F.
résider
, L.
residere
; pref.
re-
re- +
sedere
to sit. See
Sit
. ]
1.
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.
At the moated grange,
resides
this dejected Mariana.
Shakespeare
In no fixed place the happy souls
reside
.
Dryden.
2.
To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
In such like acts, the duty and virtue of contentedness doth especially
reside
.
Barrow.
3.
To sink; to settle, as sediment.
[Obs.]
Boyle.
Syn. – To dwell; inhabit; sojourn; abide; remain; live; domiciliate; domicile.

Webster 1828 Edition


Reside

RESI'DE

,
Verb.
I.
s as z. [L. resideo, resido; re and sedeo, to sit, to settle.]
1.
to dwell permanently or for a length of time; to have a settled abode for a time. the peculiar uses of this word are to be noticed. When the word is appliced to the natives of a state, or others who dwell in it as permanent citizens, we use it only with reference to the part of a city or country in which a man dwells. We do not say generally that Englishmen reside in England, but a particular citizen resides in London or York, or at such a house in such a street, in the Strand, &c.
When the word is applied to strangers or travelers, we do not say, a man resides in an inn for a night, but he resided in London or Oxford a month, or a year; or part of his life. A man lodges, stays, remains, abides, for a day or very short time, but reside implies a longer time, though not definite.
2.
To sink to the bottom of liquors; to settle. Obs.
[In this sense, subside is now used.]

Definition 2022


reside

reside

See also: résidé and réside

English

Verb

reside (third-person singular simple present resides, present participle residing, simple past and past participle resided)

  1. To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to remain for a long time.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 6, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
      The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]
  2. To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
  3. To sink; to settle, as sediment.

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Latin

Verb

residē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of resideō

Portuguese

Verb

reside

  1. third-person singular present indicative of residir
  2. second-person singular imperative of residir

Spanish

Verb

reside

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of residir.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of residir.