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[v. ree-sahyd; n. ree-sahyd] /v. riˈsaɪd; n. ˈriˌsaɪd/
verb (used with object), re-sided, re-siding.
to replace the siding on (a building).
verb (used without object), re-sided, re-siding.
to apply new siding, as to a house.
a piece or section of siding:
to put backing material on the re-sides.


[ri-zahyd] /rɪˈzaɪd/
verb (used without object), resided, residing.
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).
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English residen < Middle French resider < Latin residēre, equivalent to re- re- + -sidēre, combining form of sedēre to sit1
Related forms
resider, noun
1. live, abide, sojourn, stay, lodge, remain. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for resides
  • But come the general election, the winner will tack back towards the centre, where the crucial independent voter resides.
  • And yet it is not simply in his record of aggression, cruelty and recklessness that the peril to the wider world resides.
  • The storage and processing that currently resides in our desktops and laptops is moving to large data centers.
  • For one thing, the best engineering talent resides at big-name companies.
  • The chaos of orbits in the boundary resides along the top of the lip.
  • In the theory of eternal inflation, our entire observable universe resides inside one of these bubbles.
  • But the implausibility of reconstructing dinosaurs by the amber scenario resides in a different category of stronger argument.
  • Mind resides in every organic system of the body to regulate its functioning.
  • Unfortunately, much of the political power in the state resides in coal producing counties tied to coal revenue.
  • The blindness this experiment demonstrates perhaps resides in brains of the scientists who are interpreting what happened.
British Dictionary definitions for resides


verb (intransitive) (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
Derived Forms
resider, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin residēre to sit back, from re- + sedēre to sit
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Word Origin and History for resides



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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