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Meaning of residence by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Medieval Latin residentia, from Latin resident- stem of residentis, from resideo .


    residence ( plural: residences )

    1. The place where one lives .
    2. A building used as a home .
    3. The place where a corporation is established .
    4. The state of living in a particular place or environment .
    5. ( Should we delete( + ) this sense? ) Street address of a person.

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    • residence in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • residence in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • residence at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of residence by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of dwelling in a place

    2. a large and imposing house

    3. the official house or establishment of an important person ( as a sovereign or president )

    4. he refused to live in the governor's residence
    5. any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

    6. a person can have several residences

    Definition of residence by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Residence ( r?z?-dens ), n. [F. résidence. See Resident.]
      1. The act or fact of residing, abiding, or dwelling in a place for some continuance of time; as, “the residence of an American in France or Italy for a year”.

      The confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy. Sir M. Hale.

      2. The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile. “Near the residence of Posthumus.” Shak.

      Johnson took up his residence in London. Macaulay.

      3. ( Eng. Eccl. Law ) The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence.

      4. The place where anything rests permanently.

      But when a king sets himself to bandy against the highest court and residence of all his regal power, he then, . . . fights against his own majesty and kingship. Milton.

      5. Subsidence, as of a sediment. [Obs.] Bacon.

      6. That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.

      Syn. -- Domiciliation; sojourn; stay; abode; home; dwelling; habitation; domicile; mansion.