Meaning of RESIDENT in English

I. ˈre-zə-dənt, ˈrez-dənt, ˈre-zə-ˌdent adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin resident-, residens, present participle of residēre

Date: 14th century


a. : living in a place for some length of time : residing

b. : serving in a regular or full-time capacity

the resident engineer for a highway department

also : being in residence

2. : present , inherent

3. : not migratory

resident species

II. noun

Date: 15th century

1. : one who resides in a place

2. : a diplomatic agent residing at a foreign court or seat of government ; especially : one exercising authority in a protected state as representative of the protecting power

3. : a physician serving a residency

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.