- 1A person who lives somewhere permanently or on a long-term basis: it was a beautiful hamlet with just 100 residentsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1A bird, butterfly, or other animal of a species that does not migrate: arctic residents are joined annually by long-distance migrantsMore example sentences
- 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 residentsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.3US A pupil who boards at a boarding school.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
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- 1Living somewhere on a long-term basis: he has been resident in Brazil for a long timeMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Having quarters on the premises of one’s work: resident farm workersMore example sentences
- 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 historianMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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 swansMore example sentences
- 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 programsMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.
Middle English: from Latin resident- 'remaining', from the verb residere (see reside).