Definition of resident adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrezɪdənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezɪdənt//
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 living in a particular place the town’s resident population (= not tourists or visitors) to be resident abroad/in the US Tom's our resident expert (= our own expert) on foreign movies. Word OriginMiddle English: from Latin resident- ‘remaining’, from the verb residere ‘remain’, from re- ‘back’ + sedere ‘sit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resident