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The word reside and its family (resided, residence, resident, residential, residents, resides, residing) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the verb reside

What does reside mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: resided | residing | resides

  1. make one's home in a particular place or community
  2. live (in a certain place)
    • example: She resides in Princeton
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of reside: lodge in / occupy
    • more generic words: dwell / inhabit / live / populate = be an inhabitant of or reside in
    • more specific terms:
      • move in = occupy a place
      • stay at = reside temporarily
      • squat = occupy (a dwelling) illegally
      • crash = occupy, usually uninvited
  3. be inherent or innate in

Alternative definition of the verb reside


  1. To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to remain for a long time.
  2. To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
  3. To sink; to settle, as sediment.


"Reside" is a musical album of The Effigies.

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Phrases with Reside

  1. Charasoma Reside
  2. Species Charasoma Reside

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Reside

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Google previewThe Devry Smith Frank LLP Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, 3rd Edition (2013)

by John P. Schuman

If the court that has jurisdiction based on municipality of where the children or the parties reside is the Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice, then the party who wants to change can opt to proceed by way of the simplified Motion To ...

Google previewLast of the Dandies (2005)

The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D'Orsay by Nick Foulkes

Lady Blessington's eye for detail provides an intriguing snapshot of the lifestyle of the deposed Napoleonic despot of the day: The palace in which the Prince and Princess de Montfort reside is a very large one, containing a fine suite of ...

Google previewDesigning Surveys (2005)

A Guide to Decisions and Procedures by Ron Czaja, Johnny Blair

respondents reside is a fourth consideration when defining the population. The GSS surveys households; this means that people residing in dormitories, shelters , nursing homes, and in other types of group quarters are excluded from the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Matrimonial Clauses (2015)

by Raoul Lionel Felder

Residence of Children; Limitations on Clause 1 — Custodial Wife to move with children near Husband's place of employment: The Wife shall be entitled to reside with the children of the marriage in the City of or any contiguous counties in this ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

Some families temporarily reside with friends or other relatives as damage is assessed and the disaster subsides. Other families find shelter in government- provided shelters that often house numerous people in close confines. In the United ...

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Usage statistics about reside

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb reside:


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Reside Meaning

Video shows what reside means. To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to remain for a long time.. To have a seat or ...

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Quotes about Reside

The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older. (Chris Van Allsburg)
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Scrabble value of R1E1S1I1D2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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