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



    BrE BrE//ˈrezɪdənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezɪdənt//
    Hospitals, Hotel people
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  1. 1  a person who lives in a particular place or who has their home there a resident of the United States There were confrontations between local residents and the police.
  2. 2  (formal) a person who is staying in a hotel The hotel restaurant is open to non-residents. See related entries: Hotel people
  3. 3a doctor working in a hospital in the US who is receiving special advanced training compare registrar See related entries: Hospitals
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Latin resident- ‘remaining’, from the verb residere ‘remain’, from re- ‘back’ + sedere ‘sit’.Extra examples The factory has been a source of annoyance to nearby residents for over 30 years. The local residents formed a committee to oppose the dump. The volcano had previously erupted within the living memory of some of the older residents of the village. permanent residents of the UK As usual, all residents of the village are welcome to attend the meeting. Hundreds of residents have signed a petition against the airport extension. Japan has more than 1.1 million registered foreign residents. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The development will provide jobs for disadvantaged inner city residents. There were angry complaints from nearby residents about the noise. We interviewed 400 residents of York about the quality of public services.
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