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Definition of resident:

  1. A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court; - a term usualy applied to ministers of a rank inferior to that of ambassadors. See the Note under Minister, 4.
  2. Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate; - opposed to nonresident; as, resident in the city or in the country.
  3. Fixed; stable; certain.
  4. One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.


nonmigratory, occupier, resident physician, occupant, house physician.

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