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Meaning of RESIDENCE

Pronunciation:  'reziduns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of dwelling in a place
  2. [n]  a large and imposing house
  3. [n]  the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"
  4. [n]  the address where a person lives; "it is his legal place of residence"

RESIDENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: abidance, abode, hall, manse, mansion, mansion house, residency
 See Also: act, address, castle, cloister, court, deanery, home, house, human action, human activity, lodging, manor, manor hall, manor house, Mount Vernon, occupancy, palace, parsonage, place, rectory, religious residence, stately home, tenancy, Vatican, Vatican Palace, vicarage, White House



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Res"i*dence\ (r?z"?-dens), n. [F. r['e]sidence. See
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.