Definition of nonresident in US English:



  • 1Not living in a particular place, especially a country or a place of work.

    ‘the building had a nonresident, part-time caretaker’
    • ‘In our case, those rules should mean no more land sales to foreign corporations and non-resident foreigners.’
    • ‘A CSA spokesman said she could not comment on individual cases and it was sometimes hard to collect the money, ‘especially when a non-resident parent does not comply with the agency’.’
    • ‘I find their not-so-veiled allusion to my double loyalty particularly amusing when one considers that Canadians still swear allegiance to a foreign, non-resident queen.’
    • ‘Banks report very few of the estimated 25,000 to 50,000 bogus non-resident account holders have sought information to help avail of the Revenue Commissioner's amnesty.’
    • ‘We should be stopping all land sales to non-resident foreigners.’
    • ‘A total of 8,736 non-resident mainland women gave birth in public hospitals involving an estimated cost of HK $89.3 million.’
    • ‘Legal experts have highlighted the fact that the tribunal has no legal powers to compel Mr Kennedy to attend the hearing of the planning inquiry because of his non-resident status in Ireland.’
    • ‘Most of the non-resident fishermen were from the U.S., a segment that has seen a 19% increase as sport fishing in Manitoba continues to attract thousands of American fishermen.’
    • ‘There will be American citizens on one side and non-resident aliens on the other.’
    • ‘Maintenance payments will be calculated by a formula based on the income of the non-resident parent, discounting tax and pension contributions.’
    • ‘But the connections between these non-resident Indians and their home country rarely extended beyond holiday visits.’
    • ‘In addition, unless he is a non-resident foreigner, he knows and speaks the language in which the trial unfolds.’
    • ‘Two of the Task Force's twenty recommendations were that government should not impose any extraordinary tax on non-resident landowners or limit the size of their holding.’
    • ‘The respondents were non-resident Indians based in Britain, Canada and US.’
    • ‘So it has been confirmed that almost 800 non-resident children are given places at Sutton's selective schools and comprehensives.’
    • ‘I could only surmise that these Makonde had taken Swahili names to ease their assimilation into coastal society, creating confusion among non-resident park officials.’
    • ‘The study also underlines the need for children to be reassured that they won't lose contact with their non-resident parent and that contact will be maintained as much as possible between parents.’
    • ‘This applied to 84 non-resident clients and 51 charities.’
    • ‘In the 2003 spring election, Georgina Spooner ran and lost as a non-resident NDP candidate in the constituency of Springfield, where the NDP had little, if any, chance of winning.’
    • ‘Libraries will charge 5,5% more for lending to non-resident users, for audio material, inter-library loans, photocopying charges and lost or damaged books.’
    1. 1.1 (of a job or program of study) not requiring the holder or participant to reside at the place of work or instruction.
      • ‘In fact, at the Army War College now, even the nonresident program routinely awards the master's degree.’
      • ‘A nonresident program was established by which students not selected for the regular resident course could pursue a war college diploma by correspondence over two years, in addition to two summer sessions of two weeks each.’
      • ‘As a result of this report, a new teaching department was formed, and the following year witnessed the development of nonresident courses, with the first students enrolled in 1968.’
      • ‘It is one of very few regionally accredited nonresident programs.’
      • ‘Between 1956 and 1962, ALMC developed nonresident courses and added research functions to its mission.’
      • ‘Our nonresident programs strive to duplicate, to the maximum extent possible, the quality of the educational experience found on our Newport campus.’
    2. 1.2Computing (of software) not kept permanently in memory but available to be loaded from secondary storage or external device.
      ‘if you want to use a nonresident font, you can manually download it’
      • ‘To verify memory stability we used Memtest - 86, a non-resident memory-testing utility.’
      independent, consultant, consulting, hired, temporary, freelance, casual, visiting, non-resident, external, extramural, peripatetic
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  • A person not living in a particular place.

    ‘parking permits are available for Richmond residents and nonresidents’
    • ‘The gardens are open to non-residents from 1pm to 5pm daily from Easter to October 1, except Sundays’
    • ‘South African residents get discounted rates, but non-residents will pay around R1700 per night all inclusive.’
    • ‘Many non-residents don't even apply for residency, and many residents don't apply for citizenship.’
    • ‘The dining room above, which specialises in fish dishes, seats 40 and is open to non-residents at weekends.’
    • ‘And there was a strongly positive response from both residents and non-residents.’
    • ‘Open for non-residents, the restaurant is one of Cornwall's finest - and by no means the most expensive.’
    • ‘While LeSport is all-inclusive, Tao warmly welcomes and encourages non-residents.’
    • ‘If councillors approve the measure, non-residents will be charged £2 a visit.’
    • ‘For non-residents of Eccles, unfamiliar with the precinct and the one way system, this is a devil of a restaurant to find by car.’
    • ‘Spain could either reduce the rate for non-residents, or increase the rate for residents.’
    • ‘The poor are considered non-residents, which gives the administration an excuse to evict them.’
    • ‘The scheme is not open to non-residents who work in the streets affected.’
    • ‘Among a number of other account holders exempted, deposit accounts held by non-residents were exempted from the tax.’
    • ‘From January, Milan plans to impose a ‘pollution charge’ on vehicles driven by non-residents.’
    • ‘Charging non-residents would also damage tourism in the city because many visitors expect attractions like the gallery to be free, she said.’
    • ‘The hotel would comprise 101 bedrooms together with a range of facilities some of which will be open to non-residents.’
    • ‘While it is hoped that every family residing in the parish will make a special effort to attend, non-residents will also be most welcome.’
    • ‘Eight big game species can be hunted by non-residents, but non-residents cannot hunt grizzly bears or goats.’
    • ‘These will be open to non-residents - who will also be able to take a shortcut across one side of the square during daylight hours.’
    • ‘At the front of the hotel will be a restaurant open to non-residents.’