a large and stately mansion
the governing group of a kingdom
"the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"
a large ornate exhibition hall
official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
Official residence of a head of state or other dignitary, especially in a monarchical or imperial governmental system.
A large and lavishly ornate residence.
A large, ornate public building used for entertainment or exhibitions.
Crystal Palace Football Club, a football team from London.
the residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of high officers of state, and rooms for business, as well as halls for ceremony and reception
the official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage
loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house
Origin: [OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium, fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence. Cf. Paladin.]
A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop. The word itself is derived from the Latin name Palātium, for Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills in Rome. In many parts of Europe, the term is also applied to ambitious private mansions of the aristocracy. Many historic palaces are now put to other uses such as parliaments, museums, hotels or office buildings. The word is also sometimes used to describe a lavishly ornate building used for public entertainment or exhibitions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pal′ās, n. the house of a king or a queen: a very large and splendid house: a bishop's official residence.—n. Pal′ace-car, a sumptuously furnished railway-car. [Fr. palais—L. Palatium, the Roman emperor's residence on the Palatine Hill at Rome.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2272
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4446
Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Nouns Frequency: #968
The numerical value of palace in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of palace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
The palace should decide whether they introduce new faces, or these nominees can drop their second nationalities.
Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible; life in a palace is possible; therefore even in a palace a right life is possible.
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
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