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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.
1. To live with someone in the same building on a permanent or long-term basis. Due to the economy, college students are choosing to reside with their parents while they earn their degrees at a much higher rate than in previous years. My mother-in-law has been residing with us ever since my husband's father passed away last spring.
2. To be invested or endowed in someone or something solely or absolutely. The ability to hire or fire employees for this branch only resides with the general manager—no one else can make those decisions. The authority to make laws resides solely with congress, though the president retains the power to veto them.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
1. To dwell in the same house or premises with someone permanently or for an extended period: My mother resides with us during the winter.
2. To be vested in something or someone, as a power or right: In the end, the final decision resides with my supervisor.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.