What does premises mean?

Definitions for premises

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word premises.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. premises(noun)

    land and the buildings on it

    "bread is baked on the premises"; "the were evicted from the premises"


  1. premises(Noun)

    land, and all the built structures on it, especially when considered as a single place.

  2. premises(Noun)

    The subject of a conveyance or deed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premises

    of Premise


  1. Premises

    Premises are land and buildings together considered as a property. This usage arose from property owners finding the word in their title deeds, where it originally correctly meant "the aforementioned; what this document is about", from Latin prae-missus = "placed before". In this sense, the word is always used in the plural, but singular in construction. Note that a single house or a single other piece of property is "premises", not a "premise", although the word "premises" is plural in form; e.g. "The equipment is located on the customer's premises", never "The equipment is located on the customer's premise".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'premises' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2661

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'premises' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3155


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of premises in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of premises in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    All proofs rest on premises.

  2. Jayalalithaa Jayaram:

    A meteorite fell within the college premises.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

  4. Olivier Salgado:

    The operation against assailants in the camp premises ended. Search and sweep operations are ongoing.

  5. Thomas Strobl:

    At the moment several premises are being searched, this step marks a major blow against the extreme left in Germany.

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