Definition of resident in English:

resident

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛzɪd(ə)nt
 
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noun

1A person who lives somewhere permanently or on a long-term basis: it was a beautiful hamlet with just 100 residents
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  • Citizens or permanent residents of other countries must have a valid passport and/or a valid visitor's visa.
  • The majority of the permanent residents are retired ‘incomers’ devoted to growing their own vegetables and etching.
  • Only four of the 10 houses on the street are now owned by long-term residents.
Synonyms
1.1A bird, butterfly, or other animal of a species that does not migrate: arctic residents are joined annually by long-distance migrants
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  • March is a good time to begin to learn bird song with our resident species easier to hear before all the summer warblers arrive to make the task of identification more difficult.
  • Some Washington birds are resident, but most migrate either north-south, or up and down in elevation.
  • Its many distinctive habitats offer some of the most wonderful resident, migrating, and wintering bird species in the area.
1.2British A guest in a hotel who stays for one or more nights: the hotel restaurant is open to residents and guests of residents
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  • Fellow guests are refined hotel residents and moneyed young local movers, though we were too taken with the views to care much.
  • Mr Thomas said the hotel did not keep a guest book for residents to sign.
  • The residents and guests of the Grand Hotel live their lives in comfort and splendor, spending their days in the bar or on the dance floor.
Synonyms
guest, person staying, boarder, lodger, client
1.3US A pupil who boards at a boarding school.
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  • Arriving at schools, the teams were met by pupils, teachers and residents with a songs, drama and demonstrations of reading skills.
  • Nor will residents and students be able to tell which librarians are from the college and which ones are city employees.
  • Maybe some alumni and other former residents will enjoy checking in here to reminisce about good old Madison.
1.4 historical A British government agent in any semi-independent state, especially the Governor General’s agent at the court of an Indian state.
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  • There was little responsibility on the Residents; but there was a great and awful responsibility on the Governor- General.
  • In 1820 he was appointed resident at the court of the Nizam.
  • He was Resident at Satara in 1845 and at Baroda in 1847 and later Resident at Lucknow in 1854. He was given the command of the Persian war, 1856-1857.
1.5An intelligence agent in a foreign country.
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  • He was assigned to the Soviet embassy in London as the KGB "resident" responsible for Soviet intelligence-gathering and espionage in the UK.
  • His career eventually took him to Washington, D.C. where he was a KGB resident.
  • He was in contact with the KGB resident agents. It was long ago, but it seems to me that we met at social events.
2North American A medical graduate engaged in specialized practice under supervision in a hospital.
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  • He currently works as a medical resident at another hospital and is waiting to hear the final outcome for this case.
  • For stations involving physicians, fourth-year medical students or physician residents were used.
  • I run a geriatric psychiatry clinic at the university and supervise residents and medical students.

adjective

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1Living somewhere on a long-term basis: he has been resident in Brazil for a long time
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  • The overall value of the fishery will continue to attract a great deal of interest from those not resident in the north.
  • He has remained one of the leading protagonists of the movement and, now resident in France, has founded the ‘Order of Interbeing’ to promote worthy social causes.
  • The applicant was an Italian national who had been legally resident in France since his birth and was working there as a trade union official.
Synonyms
1.1Having quarters on the premises of one’s work: resident farm workers
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  • The Tangier traveller clearly felt at home in Tagedda, which had its own quarter of resident merchants from North Africa and a circle of literate scholars.
  • Support restricted and applied on only one farm per resident farmer would, of course, arrest this and is surely no more than any equitable society would expect.
  • To gain permanent residency, the temporary resident farm-worker would need to fulfill a prospective agricultural-work requirement.
1.2Attached to and working regularly for a particular institution: the film studio needed a resident historian
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  • In fact such is Michael's knowledge on historical matters in Carlow that he has also found himself in the role of The Nationalist's resident local historian!
  • He is also resident chef for the channel's Food & Drink and regularly appears on Ready Steady Cook.
  • He is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and editor of the Middle East Quarterly.
Synonyms
permanent, incumbent;
Frenchen poste
1.3(Of a bird, butterfly or other animal) remaining in an area throughout the year; non-migratory: resident mute swans and wintering Bewick’s swans
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  • During the first treatment, resident mice remained on each site throughout the study period.
  • Migratory habit is related to philopatry, because resident species of birds tend to have lower dispersal rates than migratory species.
  • In the meantime, strategically placed brush piles in the woodland area supply the resident birds with nesting materials.
2(Of a computer program, file, etc.) immediately available in computer memory, rather than having to be loaded from elsewhere: an intangible computer program resident on a magnetic disk the ability to load memory-resident programs
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  • An example would be retro viruses that attack antivirus software by deleting virus definition tables or memory resident scanners.
  • When a user leaves the vicinity of the computer, normal operation of a computer's resident security will control computer function.
  • It gets worse, the virus scanning part of the process runs from a separate PC - which means you're unlikely to pick up memory resident viruses.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin resident- 'remaining', from the verb residere (see reside).

Derivatives

residentship

noun ( historical )
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  • I myself went through the whole process of getting a permanent residentship.
  • However, I don't have a permanent residentship yet.
  • The most often used reasons or grounds were in fact claims to urban residentship arising from connections to the city by previous residence, by birth and by family.

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