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residence

[ rez-i-duhns ]
/ ˈrɛz ɪ dəns /
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apartment, dwelling, palace, house, headquarters, mansion, home, hall, condo, abode, settlement, villa, manor, household, address, domicile, occupancy, seat, roof, habitation

Nearby words

reshevsky, reship, resht, reshuffle, reside, residence, residence time, residency, resident, resident alien, resident commissioner

Origin of residence

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin residentia, equivalent to Latin resid(ēre) to reside + -entia -ence
SYNONYMS FOR residence
1, 2 See house.
2 mansion.
5 stay, abode, sojourn.
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British Dictionary definitions for residence

residence

/ (ˈrɛzɪdəns) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for residence

residence


n.

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).

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Medicine definitions for residence

residence

[ rĕzĭ-dəns ]

n.

A medical residency.
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