1. To live in some place as one's permanent or long-term home. Squatters residing in the abandoned hotel are being forced out by police. The disgraced politician has been residing in Sweden for the past ten years.
2. To be an inherent trait or property of someone or something. The power to change the world resides in all of us—we just have to have the determination and motivation to do so. The greatest intellectual minds of our entire generation reside in this country. The power to hire or fire employees for this branch only resides in the general manager—no one else can make those decisions.
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reside in someone or something
to be a property or characteristic of someone or something. I never knew such anger could reside in such a calm person. The finest acoustics that can be found in the world reside in this hall.
some place to dwell in some place. I reside in a small apartment in the center of town. The Wilsons resided in a large house on a hill.
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1. To dwell in some place permanently or for an extended period; live in some place: I resided in Chicago during the 1990s.
2. To be inherent in something or someone; exist in something or someone: These teaching methods will unleash the enormous potential that resides in these children.
3. To be vested in something or someone, as a power or right: By the authority that resides in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
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