residence Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
- a person can have several residences
noun the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)
- he refused to live in the governor's residence
noun the act of dwelling in a place
noun a large and imposing house
mansion; manse; hall; mansion house.
The act or fact of residing, abiding, or dwelling in a place for some continuance of time; as, the. residenceof an American in France or Italy for a year
The confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy. Sir M. Hale.
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.
(Eng.Eccl.Law) The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence.
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.
Subsidence, as of a sediment.Obs. Bacon.
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.
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