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Definition of "resident" []

  • One who resides in a particular place permanently or for an extended period, as: (noun)
  • A diplomatic official residing in a foreign seat of government. (noun)
  • A colonial official acting as adviser to the ruler of a protected state, often having quasi-gubernatorial powers. (noun)
  • A member of an intelligence-gathering or nonuniformed law enforcement agency who resides and oversees operations in a certain locale: the FBI resident in St. Louis. (noun)
  • One who lives in a dormitory. (noun)

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 "resident" in a sentence
  • "The gunman apparently confirmed, 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui, a South Korea, who was also what they called a resident alien."
  • "So it's really about the tax code and what it defines as a resident alien."
  • "(inaudible) - and the chairman; then we have - what they call the resident electoral commissioners, that every state has one."