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Occupant vs. Resident

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  • Occupant (noun)

    A person who occupies an office or a position.

    "I cannot say the same of the current occupant of the position"

    "occupant of the Oval Office"

  • Occupant (noun)

    A person who occupies a place.

  • Occupant (noun)

    The owner or tenant of a property.

  • Resident (noun)

    A living at a certain location or in a certain area.

    "The w|tiger lily is a resident of w|Asia."

  • Resident (noun)

    A bird which does not migrate during the course of the year.

  • Resident (noun)

    A graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty.

    "She's a resident in neurosurgery at Mass General."

  • Resident (noun)

    A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court, usually of inferior rank to an ambassador.

  • Resident (noun)

    a legal permanent resident, someone who maintains residency.

  • Resident (adjective)

    Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate.

    "resident in the city or in the country"

  • Resident (adjective)

    Based in a particular place; on hand; local.

    "He is our resident computer expert."

  • Resident (adjective)

    Fixed; stable; certain.

  • Resident (adjective)

    Currently loaded into RAM; contrasted with virtual memory.

Wiktionary
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  • Occupant (noun)

    One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing; as, the occupant of the apartment is not at home.

  • Occupant (noun)

    A prostitute.

  • Resident (adjective)

    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.

  • Resident (adjective)

    Fixed; stable; certain.

  • Resident (noun)

    One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.

  • Resident (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Occupant (noun)

    someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

  • Resident (noun)

    someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

  • Resident (noun)

    a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital;

    "the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"

  • Resident (adjective)

    living in a particular place;

    "resident aliens"

  • Resident (adjective)

    used of animals that do not migrate

Princeton's WordNet
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