AskDefine | Define reside

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1 make one's home or live in; "She resides officially in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated" [syn: dwell, shack, live, inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate]
2 live (in a certain place) [syn: occupy, lodge in]
3 be inherent or innate in; [syn: rest, repose]

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From resider



  1. To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to abide continuosly; to have one's domicile of home; 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.


to dwell permanently or for a considerable time
to have a seat or fixed position
French: résider
  • Kurdish:
to sink

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abide, abide in, anchor, be coextensive with, be comprised in, be constituted by, be contained in, be present in, berth, bide, billet at, bivouac, bunk, burrow, camp, cohabit, colonize, come to anchor, consist in, continue, dig, domesticate, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, drop anchor, dwell, dwell in, endure, ensconce, establish residence, exist, exist in, hang out, hive, inhabit, inhere, inhere in, keep house, lie, lie in, live, live at, locate, lodge, moor, move, nest, occupy, park, people, perch, populate, relocate, remain, repose in, reside in, rest in, room, roost, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, sit down, squat, stand, stay, stay at, strike root, subsist in, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tenant
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