verb (used without object), re·sid·ed, re·sid·ing.

  1. to dwell permanently or for a considerable time: She resides at 15 Maple Street.
  2. (of things, qualities, etc.) to abide, lie, or be present habitually; exist or be inherent (usually followed by in).
  3. to rest or be vested, as powers, rights, etc. (usually followed by in).

verb (used with object), re-sid·ed, re-sid·ing.

  1. to replace the siding on (a building).

verb (used without object), re-sid·ed, re-sid·ing.

  1. to apply new siding, as to a house.


  1. a piece or section of siding: to put backing material on the re-sides.

verb (intr) formal

  1. to live permanently or for a considerable time (in a place); have one’s home (in)he now resides in London
  2. (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.

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