Definition of Residence

1. Noun. Any address at which you dwell more than temporarily. "A person can have several residences"

Exact synonyms: Abode
Generic synonyms: Address
Specialized synonyms: Domicile, Legal Residence, Home, Place

2. Noun. The official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president). "He refused to live in the governor's residence"
Specialized synonyms: Court, Deanery, Manse, Palace, Parsonage, Rectory, Vicarage, Cloister, Religious Residence
Generic synonyms: House
Specialized synonyms: Vatican, Vatican Palace, White House, Mount Vernon

3. Noun. The act of dwelling in a place.
Exact synonyms: Abidance, Residency
Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity
Specialized synonyms: Lodging, Occupancy, Tenancy
Derivative terms: Abide, Reside, Reside, Resident, Residential, Reside, Reside, Resident, Resident

4. Noun. A large and imposing house.
Exact synonyms: Hall, Manse, Mansion, Mansion House
Generic synonyms: House
Specialized synonyms: Manor, Manor House, Castle, Palace, Stately Home
Terms within: Hall, Manor Hall

Definition of Residence

1. n. 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.

Definition of Residence

1. Noun. The place where one lives. ¹

2. Noun. A building used as a home. ¹

3. Noun. The place where a corporation is established. ¹

4. Noun. The state of living in a particular place or environment. ¹

5. Noun. (context: dated) Street address of a person. ¹

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Definition of Residence

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Residence

residence (current term)
residence characteristics
residence hall
residence permit
residence time
residence times
resident alien
resident aliens
resident commissioner
resident fish
resident physician

Literary usage of Residence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"BK Tyler, il Countryside M 22: My '16 residence of HJ Humphrey, a charming small house of colonial design, il Countryside M 22:137 Mr '16 residence of CS ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"Is it to be imagined that Boswell forgot his cunning and failed to interrogate Hector on the important point of Johnson's residence at Oxford ? ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"His residence in France from 1334 to his return to Scotland in 1341. IV. His captivity in England from 1340 till his release by the treaty of Berwick in ..."

4. The Practice of Poor Removals: As Regulated by the Recent Statutes, 9 & 10 by Edward William Cox (1849)
"But, whatever constitutes a breach of residence by the husband would be a breach of residence by the wife, as the residence required is a residence jointly ..."

5. The Law of Collateral Attack on Judicial Proceedings by John McKee Van Fleet (1892)
"632 Privies in contract, errors concerning, 633 residence in attachment and ... 637 residence of decedent or ward in Alabama, California and Colorado, . ..."

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