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 (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).


  1. material used to replace or augment siding.

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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