• IPA: /ˈɹɛzɪd(ə)nt/

resident (plural residents)

  1. A person, animal or plant living at a certain location or in a certain area.
    The tiger lily is a resident of Asia.
  2. A bird which does not migrate during the course of the year.
  3. A physician receiving specialized medical training.
    She's a resident in neurosurgery at Mass General.
  4. A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court, usually of inferior rank to an ambassador.
  5. (legal) a legal permanent resident, someone who maintains residency.
Translations Translations Adjective


  1. Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate.
    resident in the city or in the country
  2. Based in a particular place; on hand; local.
    He is our resident computer expert.
  3. (obsolete) Fixed; stable; certain.
    • stable and resident like a rock
    • one there still resident as day and night
  4. (computing, of memory) Currently loaded into RAM; contrasted with virtual memory.

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