Meaning of RESIDENT in English

I. -nt, chiefly substand South ˌrezəˈdent adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin resident-, residens, present participle of residēre to reside

1. : dwelling or having an abode for a continued length of time : being in residence : residing

while resident at college

a resident landowner

2. : present , inherent

energy resident in matter


a. obsolete : not moving : fixed , stable , resting

b. : not migratory

4. : appertaining directly to a moving part of the body

resident sensations

— opposed to remote

5. : involving, requiring, or taken during residence at an educational institution

degree requirements include a year of resident study

II. noun

( -s )

1. : one who resides in a place : one who dwells in a place for a period of some duration — often distinguished from inhabitant


a. : a diplomatic agent residing at a foreign court or seat of government ; especially : minister resident 1

b. : the governor of a residency

3. : an ecclesiastical incumbent who is in residence


a. : a physician serving a residency usually in preparation for independent practice in a specialty — compare house physician , intern

b. : a graduate student or postgraduate who resides in an educational institution to assist in its administration, pursue his own further studies, or gain practical experience

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