Definitions for palaceˈpæl ɪs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word palace
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2272
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Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4446
Rank popularity for the word 'palace' in Nouns Frequency: #968
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