Re*side" (r?-z?d"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resided; p. pr. & vb. n. Residing.] [F. r'esider, 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. Shak.

In no fixed place the happy souls reside. Dryden.

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. Barrow.

3.

To sink; to settle, as sediment.

[Obs.]

Boyle.

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

 

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