Meaning of “resident” in the English Dictionary

"resident" in British English

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residentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/ us /ˈrez.ə.dənt/

resident noun [ C ] (HOME)

B2 a person who lives or has their home in a place:

a resident of the UK/Australia
The local residents were angry at the lack of parking spaces.
The hotel bar was only open to residents (= to people staying at the hotel).

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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.
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residentadjective

uk /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/ us /ˈrez.ə.dənt/

C1 living or staying in a place:

She's resident abroad/in Moscow.

[ before noun ] used to refer to someone who has a special skill or quality in a group or organization:

She is the university's resident expert on Italian literature.
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

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residentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈrez·ɪ·dənt/

someone who lives in a place:

The local residents were angry at the lack of parking spaces.

A resident is also a doctor who is working, usually in a hospital, to get practical experience and training in a special area of medicine.

(Definition of “resident” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"resident" in Business English

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residentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrezɪdənt/ us

someone who lives in a particular building or area:

The park is a popular meeting place for local residents.

someone who stays in a hotel:

The hotel bar was only open to residents.

LAW a person who has the legal right to live in a particular country that they were not born in:

You will be considered a US resident for tax purposes.

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 /ˈrezɪdənt/ us

living or staying in a place:

resident in France/Michigan/London, etc. If you want to take a British driving test you must be resident in the UK.

(Definition of “resident” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)