Definition of reside in English:



  • 1no object, with adverbial of place Have one's permanent home in a particular place.

    ‘people who work in the city actually reside in neighbouring towns’
    • ‘The homeless families now reside in an abandoned neighborhood advisory council building located behind the former police station.’
    • ‘According to the Justice Ministry, about 630,000 foreigners reside permanently in Japan.’
    • ‘All the children reside with their mother and the parties have agreed that she will have custody.’
    • ‘He is no longer residing with her, although he resides in the immediate neighborhood.’
    • ‘Living in London, he resided at several different addresses around the capital until his death.’
    • ‘He has lived most of his life on the Massachusetts coast and now resides in New York City where he part-owns a cocktail bar.’
    • ‘Both are prepared to spend time actually residing in the parents' home with the child.’
    • ‘After residing in the city for over three years, I have to say that this observation is largely accurate.’
    • ‘The majority of the population and poor for that matter still reside in the rural areas.’
    • ‘Gretta and her family resided for many years over in England.’
    • ‘While over 90,000 people now live in the Limerick urban area, only around 54,000 reside within the city boundary.’
    • ‘Since more than half of the children admitted to the school reside outside the city, it plans to build a dormitory to enable them to stay along with one of their parents.’
    • ‘The majority of children resided with both parents.’
    • ‘Seventy-five percent of the world's population now resides in cities.’
    • ‘There is no list of farmworkers who reside in this region.’
    • ‘What about the people who reside in this country?’
    • ‘Where did these local residents actually reside?’
    • ‘The engaged couple are residing presently in Western Australia having met in Germany three years ago.’
    • ‘The other two children shall reside with both parents on an alternating weekly basis.’
    • ‘Adolescents residing in neighborhoods plagued by high levels of disorder are more likely to participate in delinquent behavior.’
    live in, occupy, inhabit, have one's home in, be settled in, have taken up residence in, have established oneself in
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    1. 1.1 Be situated.
      ‘the paintings now reside on the walls of a restaurant’
      • ‘A range of d = 200 cM includes all genes residing on the same mouse chromosome.’
      • ‘Log analysis is understandably imperative for SOX compliance, particularly because financial data resides on financial servers.’
      • ‘The stem cell population resides at the very apex of the meristem and replenishes those cells that are lost during organogenesis on the meristem flanks.’
      • ‘She was in a room fit for a queen from the 1800's, with gold linings on the walls, red velvet decorating the spaces where paintings didn't reside.’
      • ‘The soluble alkaline IT is thought to reside in the cytoplasm.’
      • ‘I slowly made my way along the hallway where my locker resided.’
      • ‘One of several closely related genes, eft - 4, resides on the X chromosome.’
      • ‘Monet's Waterlilies, painted in 1908, is arguably the finest of the three paintings on the theme which reside in Cardiff.’
      • ‘Analysis of the sequence confirmed our mapping studies and showed that the ear gene resided very close to ea.’
      • ‘The only apparent regulatory difference is a short time delay when activators reside in the cytoplasm before binding to plasmids.’
      • ‘If the thought of your critical data residing on an ASP server gives you chills, all is not lost.’
      • ‘Applications and data resided on online disk, and if it failed your application was down.’
      • ‘Most of the REs reside in the intergenic regions and are believed to be functionally neutral.’
      • ‘Let your heart settle upon the unifying message that resides behind all things.’
      • ‘The bulk of these treasures resided at the Imperial Household Museum.’
      • ‘The painting has resided in a New England family since 1923.’
      • ‘The painting first resided in Fontainebleau, later in the Palace of Versailles.’
      • ‘The first Web site is an English-only site that resides on a British server.’
      • ‘Drosophila genes undergo complex splicing patterns, reside close to their neighbors, and often overlap.’
      • ‘They discovered that the gene for the disorder resides on the 5th chromosome.’
      • ‘‘Home’ has been four walls within which my stuff resides, and my clothing gets washed and dried.’
      be situated, be placed, be found, be located, lie, repose
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  • 2no object, with adverbial of place (of power or a right) belong to a person or body.

    ‘legislative powers reside with the Federal Assembly’
    • ‘Their power resides there and that's the way they want to keep it.’
    • ‘The point of talking about the commons is to reassert a basic truth: Power does not reside in government and markets alone.’
    • ‘In the seventeenth century, and before, power resided in the military, but the state did not have the monopoly of armed force.’
    • ‘The center of gravity of political power resides in the Gangetic valley of Northern India which is largely being bypassed by the technology led economic rejuvenation in India.’
    • ‘In England, the power will reside with the secretary of state alone, but in Wales it will be in the hands of the National Assembly.’
    • ‘Power often resides in business leaders who are not always committed to the execution of a new idea.’
    • ‘For various reasons - historical, social, economic and personal - the power residing in the employer means little bargaining in fact takes place, but there may be some.’
    • ‘But it is also intended to prevent too much power residing with either.’
    • ‘The foundation of the American experiment was the idea that power resides with the people, and that the people grant to the government the power to govern.’
    • ‘Government authority has traditionally been weak among the scattered communities of the south-east, where a great deal of the power still resides with tribal leaders, or aghas.’
    • ‘If power ultimately resides in the people, the people who grant MPs a temporary lien on that power for five years at a time, then only the people can decide whether or not to hand it over for good.’
    • ‘Social stratification existed, with political power residing in a chief of state or a royal family, depending on the size of the state.’
    • ‘In a Republic, the real power should reside in the Legislature.’
    • ‘But while spiritual power rests in Geneva, temporal power resides in the capitals.’
    • ‘The power resides in the one who controls the army.’
    • ‘If the State decides from whom to take and to whom to give, the power residing in the State's hands is enormous.’
    • ‘However, real power resides with the P5, and their individual right of veto.’
    • ‘There is no need, because real power resides in the security council, where the US, Britain and France have a veto.’
    • ‘In fact, many leaders feel that the UN General Assembly has sometimes been reduced to a talking shop while real power resides in the Security Council.’
    • ‘They will go because effective power resides not with the elected but tame House of Commons, but with the Crown and is vested in the person of the Prime Minister on behalf of the Sovereign.’
    belong to, be vested in, be bestowed on, be conferred on, be entrusted to, be in the hands of
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    1. 2.1 (of a quality) be present or inherent in something.
      ‘the meaning of an utterance does not wholly reside in the semantic meaning’
      • ‘The essential qualities of Judo reside in the execution of throws with finesse, without the expenditure of strength, joined to an irresistible rhythm.’
      • ‘Qualities can only reside in substances and cannot occur on their own.’
      • ‘It is thus a non-reductive definition, because both its subject matter and its theoretical object reside at the semantic level.’
      • ‘Thus it is that the whiteness of white men resides in the tragic quality of their giving way to darkness and the heroism of channeling or resisting it.’
      • ‘Its stature resides in its quietude and simplicity, yet with an inner energy which reflects a lifetime's contemplation of the harmonies of art.’
      be inherent in, be intrinsic to, be present in, inhere in
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘be in residence as an official’): probably a back-formation from resident, influenced by French résider or Latin residere ‘remain’, from re- ‘back’ + sedere ‘sit’.