verb (used without object), re·sid·ed, re·sid·ing.
- to dwell permanently or for a considerable time: She resides at 15 Maple Street.
- (of things, qualities, etc.) to abide, lie, or be present habitually; exist or be inherent (usually followed by in).
- to rest or be vested, as powers, rights, etc. (usually followed by in).
verb (used with object), re-sid·ed, re-sid·ing.
- to replace the siding on (a building).
verb (used without object), re-sid·ed, re-sid·ing.
- to apply new siding, as to a house.
- a piece or section of siding: to put backing material on the re-sides.
verb (intr) formal
- to live permanently or for a considerable time (in a place); have one’s home (in)he now resides in London
- (of things, qualities, etc) to be inherently present (in); be vested (in)political power resides in military strength
late 15c., “to settle,” from Middle French resider (15c.) and directly from Latin residere “sit down, settle; remain behind, rest, linger; be left,” from re- “back, again” (see re-) + sedere “to sit” (see sedentary). Meaning “to dwell permanently” first attested 1570s. Related: Resided; residing. Also from the French word are Dutch resideren, German residiren.