WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
res•i•dence /ˈrɛzɪdəns/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [countable] the place, esp. the house, in which a person lives or resides.
  2. [uncountable] the act or fact of residing.
  3. [uncountable] the status of a legal resident.
See -sid-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
res•i•dence  (rezi dəns),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the place, esp. the house, in which a person lives or resides;
    dwelling place;
    home:Their residence is in New York City.
  2. a structure serving as a dwelling or home, esp. one of large proportion and superior quality:They have a summer residence in Connecticut.
  3. the act or fact of residing:during his residence in Spain.
  4. the act of living or staying in a specified place while performing official duties, carrying on studies or research, awaiting a divorce, etc.
  5. the time during which a person resides in a place:a residence there of five years.
  6. the location of the main offices or principal center of business activity of a commercial enterprise, esp. a large corporation, as registered under law.
  7. ChemistrySee  residence time. 
  • Medieval Latin residentia, equivalent. to Latin resid(ēre) to reside + -entia -ence
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged habitation, domicile.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  house. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged mansion.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stay, abode, sojourn.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

residence /ˈrɛzɪdəns/ n
  1. the place in which one resides; abode or home
  2. a large imposing house; mansion
  3. the fact of residing in a place or a period of residing
  4. in residenceactually resident: the royal standard indicates that the Queen is in residence
  5. designating a creative artist resident for a set period at a university, college, etc, whose role is to stimulate an active interest in the subject: composer in residence



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