Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
sedereto sit. See
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,
residesthis dejected Mariana.
In no fixed place the happy souls
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
To sink; to settle, as sediment.
Syn. – To dwell; inhabit; sojourn; abide; remain; live; domiciliate; domicile.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.]