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Definition of "reside" []

  • To live in a place permanently or for an extended period. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be inherently present; exist: the potential energy that resides in flowing water. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be vested, as a power or right: the authority that resides in the Supreme Court. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reside" in a sentence
  • "One morning on awaking from sleep my thoughts were deeply engaged on some arcana of conjugial love, and at length on this, "_In what region of the human mind does love truly conjugial reside, and thence in what region does conjugial cold reside_?""
  • "She learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world."
  • "For all the jokes going round the world about US politics and this country wherein reside those screaming effective, getting-their-job done philandering politicians (all about as funny as a CRUTCH!), every country in the world in turn is soon going to be making a dirty joke out of the United States in general."