resident Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “resident” in the English Dictionary

"resident" in British English

See all translations

residentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/
  • resident noun [C] (HOME)

B2 a ​person who ​lives or has ​theirhome in a ​place: a resident of the UK/​Australia The local residents were ​angry at the ​lack of ​parkingspaces. The ​hotelbar was only open to residents (= to ​peoplestaying at the ​hotel).

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • resident noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US Austalian a ​doctor who is still ​training, and who ​works in a ​hospital: She's a first-year resident in ​oncology at Boston ​General Hospital.
See also

residentadjective

uk   us   /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/
C1 living or ​staying in a ​place: She's resident ​abroad/in Moscow. [before noun] used to refer to someone who has a ​specialskill or ​quality in a ​group or ​organization: She is the university's resident expert on ​Italianliterature.humorous Tony is the company's resident ​clown.
(Definition of resident from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"resident" in American English

See all translations

residentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrez·ɪ·dənt/
someone who ​lives in a ​place: The ​local residents were ​angry at the ​lack of ​parkingspaces. A resident is also a ​doctor who is ​working, usually in a ​hospital, to get ​practicalexperience and ​training in a ​specialarea of ​medicine.
(Definition of resident from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"resident" in Business English

See all translations

residentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrezɪdənt/
someone who ​lives in a particular ​building or ​area: The ​park is a popular ​meetingplace for local residents.
someone who ​stays in a ​hotel: The ​hotelbar was only open to residents.
LAW a ​person who has the ​legalright to ​live in a particular country that they were not born in: You will be considered a US resident for ​taxpurposes.
a ​doctor who is still ​training, and who ​works in a hospital: She's a senior resident on the hospital's ​medicine ward.

residentadjective

uk   us   /ˈrezɪdənt/
living or ​staying in a ​place: resident in France/Michigan/London, etc. If you want to take a British ​drivingtest you must be resident in the UK.
(Definition of resident from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “resident”
in Korean 거주자…
in Arabic ساكِن, مُقيم…
in Malaysian penduduk…
in French habitant/-ante…
in Russian житель, ординатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住戶, 居民…
in Italian residente…
in Turkish sakin, oturan/yaşayan kişi, yerli…
in Polish mieszka-niec/nka, (lekarz) stażysta, stażystka…
in Spanish habitante…
in Vietnamese cư dân…
in Portuguese residente, morador, -ora…
in Thai ผู้พักอาศัย…
in German der/die Einwohner(in)…
in Catalan resident, veí, veïna…
in Japanese 住人, 居住者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住户, 居民…
in Indonesian penduduk…
What is the pronunciation of resident?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“resident” in Business English

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More