What does Residence mean?

Definitions for Residence
ˈrɛz ɪ dənsres·i·dence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. residence, abodenoun

    any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

    "a person can have several residences"

  2. residencenoun

    the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)

    "he refused to live in the governor's residence"

  3. residency, residence, abidancenoun

    the act of dwelling in a place

  4. mansion, mansion house, manse, hall, residencenoun

    a large and imposing house


  1. residencenoun

    The place where one lives.

  2. residencenoun

    A building used as a home.

  3. residencenoun

    The place where a corporation is established.

  4. residencenoun

    The state of living in a particular place or environment.

  5. residencenoun

    Street address of a person.

    1859 Easton, Alexander, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p 108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":

  6. Etymology: From residentia, from residentem (nominative of residentis), from residere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Residencenoun

    Etymology: residence, Fr.

    Something holy lodges in that breast,
    And with these raptures moves the vocal air,
    To testify his hidden residence. John Milton.

    There was a great familiarity between the confessor and duke William; for the confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy. Matthew Hale, Law of England.

    Within the infant rind of this small flower,
    Poison hath residence and medicine power. William Shakespeare.

    Understand the same
    Of fish within their wat’ry residence. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus for some time, and the residence of Tiberius for several years. Addison.

    Separation is wrought by weight, as in the ordinary residence or settlement of liquors. Francis Bacon.

    Our clearest waters, and such as seem simple unto sense, are much compounded unto reason, as may be observed in the evaporation of water, wherein, besides a terreous residence, some salt is also found. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. Residence

    A residence is a place (normally a building) used as a home or dwelling, where people reside.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Residencenoun

    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

  2. Residencenoun

    the place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile

  3. Residencenoun

    the residing of an incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence

  4. Residencenoun

    the place where anything rests permanently

  5. Residencenoun

    subsidence, as of a sediment

  6. Residencenoun

    that which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A rural locality inhabited annually--for a few hours--by a rich New Yorker or Bostonian.

Editors Contribution

  1. residence

    A form of housing where a person or people live.

    The residence was on the map with a known postcode.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Residence' in Nouns Frequency: #1948

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Residence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Residence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Residence in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at Earlier Monday is furloughed -- so The President is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods.

  2. Officer McPhilamy:

    They found the conditions in a word I can only say deplorable, between roaches and other insects, mold and fungus, no food inside the residence, animal feces.

  3. Seneca, Epistulae Morales:

    Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.

  4. Ken Mapp:

    It occurred because someone was cutting corners, thought they could enhance their profit margin and thought they could get away with it. And apparently in my own residence, someone had been getting away with it for quite some time.

  5. Mick Mulvaney:

    From time to time the President would say,' Can I keep this ?' But we had entire teams of people to make sure those documents didn't get left behind, didn't get taken up to the residence. He would use them. That was his right as the President of the United States.

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. frantic
    • B. profound
    • C. suspicious
    • D. reassuring

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