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[ rez-i-den-shuhl ]


  1. of or relating to residence or to residences:

    a residential requirement for a doctorate.

  2. suited for or characterized by private residences:

    a residential neighborhood.


/ ˌrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl /


  1. suitable for or allocated for residence

    a residential area

  2. relating to or having residence

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Derived Forms

  • ˌresiˈdentially, adverb
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Other Words From

  • res·i·den·ti·al·i·ty [rez-i-den-shee-, al, -i-tee], noun
  • resi·dential·ly adverb
  • nonres·i·dential adjective
  • pseudo·resi·dential adjective
  • quasi-resi·dential adjective
  • quasi-resi·dential·ly adverb
  • unres·i·dential adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of residential1

1645–55; < Medieval Latin residenti ( a ) residence + -al 1
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Example Sentences

Andrew Keatts wrote last week about the origins of single-family zoning in San Diego, which account for 70 percent of residential land and will be untouched under Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s push for housing reform.

Short North is a business district with a collection of residential neighborhoods.

Even near transit stations, more than 50 percent of area zoned for residential use is restricted to single-family homes.

That leaves roughly half of all residential land in so-called Transit Priority Areas untouched by the new program, according to data provided by the city’s planning department.

The county lab from mid-May to mid-June processed 2,100 test kits from residential care facilities, which includes assisted living facilities, more than four times the prior month.

A Colorado-based full- service residential mortgage banking company.

We gazed on a residential area of box-like homes stacked on top of one another on a steep hillside.

The name of his equestrian club and residential land development derives from the Otomí native people of central Mexico.

Three stray dogs saunter out of our way as we turn into a residential area lined with trailers and graffiti-sprayed stop signs.

Yes, Hamas is firing rockets from residential areas and storing weapons caches in schools.

They had seen enough to be convinced that there were parts of India much preferable to Delhi for residential purposes.

Dropped off Williams on that residential street around the corner from the bank.

They traversed the new residential area characterized by larger grounds and a higher average of architecture.

It was chiefly in the seventeenth century that what we now know as the West End became a residential quarter.

Charlestown may claim to be the port of St. Austell, and is becoming also a popular residential suburb.


Related Words

  • residentiary




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