residence

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: résidence

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French residence, from Medieval Latin residentia, from Latin resident- stem of residentis, from resideo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

residence (plural residences)

  1. The place where one lives.
    • Macaulay
      Johnson took up his residence in London.
  2. A building used as a home.
  3. The place where a corporation is established.
  4. The state of living in a particular place or environment.
    • Sir M. Hale
      The confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy.
  5. The place where anything rests permanently.
    • Milton
      But when a king sets himself to bandy against the highest court and residence of all his regal power, he then [] fights against his own majesty and kingship.
  6. subsidence, as of a sediment
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  7. That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

External links[edit]