- the place in which one resides; abode or home
- a large imposing house; mansion
- the fact of residing in a place or a period of residing
- in residence ⇒ actually resident: the royal standard indicates that the Queen is in residence
- 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
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- [countable] the place, esp. the house, in which a person lives or resides.
- [uncountable] the act or fact of residing.
- [uncountable] the status of a legal resident.
- the place, esp. the house, in which a person lives or resides;
home:Their residence is in New York City.
- a structure serving as a dwelling or home, esp. one of large proportion and superior quality:They have a summer residence in Connecticut.
- the act or fact of residing:during his residence in Spain.
- the act of living or staying in a specified place while performing official duties, carrying on studies or research, awaiting a divorce, etc.
- the time during which a person resides in a place:a residence there of five years.
- the location of the main offices or principal center of business activity of a commercial enterprise, esp. a large corporation, as registered under law.
- 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.