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Reside \Re*side"\ (r?-z?d"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resided; p. pr. & vb. n. Residing.] [F. r['e]sider, L. residere; pref. re- re- + sedere to sit. See Sit. ]

  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.

    At the moated grange, resides this dejected Mariana.

    In no fixed place the happy souls reside.

  2. To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.

    In such like acts, the duty and virtue of contentedness doth especially reside.

  3. To sink; to settle, as sediment. [Obs.]

    Syn: To dwell; inhabit; sojourn; abide; remain; live; domiciliate; domicile.


vb. (en-past of: reside)