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From Old French residence, from Medieval Latin residentia, from residēns, present participle of resideō.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛz.ɪ.dəns/
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residence (countable and uncountable, plural residences)

  1. The place where one lives; one's home.
  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.
  5. Accommodation for students at a university or college.
  6. The place where anything rests permanently.
    • 1649, [John] Milton, [Eikonoklastes]  [], London: Printed by Matthew Simmons,  [], OCLC 1044608640:
      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.
  7. subsidence, as of a sediment
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  8. 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?)
  9. (espionage) Synonym of rezidentura

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residence f (plural residences)

  1. residence (place where one resides)

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residence f (oblique plural residences, nominative singular residence, nominative plural residences)

  1. residence (place where one resides)