- the place, especially the house, in which a person lives or resides; dwelling place; home: Their residence is in New York City.
- a structure serving as a dwelling or home, especially one of large proportion and superior quality: They have a summer residence in Connecticut.
- the act or fact of residing: during his residence in Spain.
- the act of living or staying in a specified place while performing official duties, carrying on studies or research, awaiting a divorce, etc.
- the time during which a person resides in a place: a residence there of five years.
- the location of the main offices or principal center of business activity of a commercial enterprise, especially a large corporation, as registered under law.
- Chemistry. residence time.
Origin of residence
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Examples from the Web for residence
He speaks while sipping a soda in the restaurant of the Residence Victoria in downtown Kisangani.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
A federal Home Affordable Refinance Program paperwork T.P.ing of our residence.Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween
P. J. O’Rourke
November 1, 2014
In early September 2014 residence of Mashhad city in northeastern iran reported graffiti hailing ISIS.Iran Says It’s Under Attack by ISIS
Jassem Al Salami
October 9, 2014
As tradition dictates, the Royal Standard flies there only when the sovereign is in residence.Inside The Palace Panic After Diana's Death
September 23, 2014
In a statement, Lt. Paul Vernon said that, instead of taking her to her residence, Dencer “took advantage of the situation.”More Bad News for Uber: Driver Arrested in Los Angeles Rape Case
June 4, 2014
The week elapsed, and at the end of it, I had not presented myself at his residence.
His residence is at the Porte, where he has one of the splendid palaces.
The first relates to the exact period of his residence at Leyden University.De Libris: Prose and Verse
Not far from his grandmother's residence there was a windmill which operated on a new plan.Biographical Stories
And this was her connection and residence with that old man.Night and Morning, Complete
- the place in which one resides; abode or home
- a large imposing house; mansion
- the fact of residing in a place or a period of residing
- the official house of the governor of any of various countries
- the state of being officially present
- in residence
- actually residentthe royal standard indicates that the Queen is in residence
- designating a creative artist resident for a set period at a university, college, etc, whose role is to stimulate an active interest in the subjectcomposer in residence
- the seat of some inherent quality, characteristic, etc
Word Origin and History for residence
late 14c., "act of dwelling; dwelling place," from Old French residence, from Medieval Latin residentia, from Latin residentem (nominative residens) "residing, dwelling," present participle of residere "reside" (see reside). Also borrowed into German (Residenz), Dutch (residentie).
- A medical residency.