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  1. the official residence of a king, queen, bishop, or other sovereign or exalted personage.

  2. a large and stately mansion or building.

  1. a large and usually ornate place for entertainment, exhibitions, etc.

Origin of palace

1200–50; Middle English <Medieval Latin palācium, spelling variant of palātium,Latin: generic use of Palātium name of the hill in Rome on which the emperor's palace was situated; replacing Middle English paleis<Old French ≪ Latin Palātium

Other words from palace

  • palaced, adjective
  • pal·ace·like, adjective
  • pal·ace·ward, adverb

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How to use palace in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for palace


/ (ˈpælɪs) /

noun(capital when part of a name)
  1. the official residence of a reigning monarch or member of a royal family: Buckingham Palace

  2. the official residence of various high-ranking church dignitaries or members of the nobility, as of an archbishop

  1. a large and richly furnished building resembling a royal palace

Origin of palace

C13: from Old French palais, from Latin Palātium Palatine ², the site of the palace of the emperors

Other words from palace

  • Related adjectives: palatial, palatine

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