Definitions for palaceˈpæl ɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•aceˈpæl ɪs(n.)

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

  2. a large and stately mansion or building.

  3. a large and often ornate place for entertainment, exhibitions, etc.

Origin of palace:

1200–50; ME < ML palācium, sp. var. of palātium, L: generic use of Palātium name of the hill in Rome on which the emperor's palace was situated; r. ME paleis < OF 蠐 L Palātium


Princeton's WordNet

  1. palace, castle(noun)

    a large and stately mansion

  2. palace(noun)

    the governing group of a kingdom

    "the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"

  3. palace(noun)

    a large ornate exhibition hall

  4. palace(noun)

    official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. palace(noun)ˈpæl ɪs

    a large building, built as the home of a president, royal family, etc.

    Buckingham Palace


  1. palace(Noun)

    Official residence of a head of state or other dignitary, especially in a monarchical or imperial governmental system.

  2. palace(Noun)

    A large and lavishly ornate residence.

  3. palace(Noun)

    A large, ornate public building used for entertainment or exhibitions.

  4. Palace(ProperNoun)

    Crystal Palace Football Club, a football team from London.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palace(noun)

    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

  2. Palace(noun)

    the official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage

  3. Palace(noun)

    loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house


  1. Palace

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2272

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4446

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Nouns Frequency: #968

Translations for palace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large and magnificent house, especially one lived in by a king or queen

Buckingham Palace.

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