Definitions for: Residence


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



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

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

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