Definition of residential in English:

residential

adjective

  • 1Designed for people to live in.

    ‘private residential and nursing homes’
    • ‘We need to be very aware that we have an ageing population, and that we will require the services of those residential care facilities.’
    • ‘He was thrown in at the deep end, expected to live at the residential centre he worked at along with the users who were his clients.’
    • ‘Age Concern often ends up helping older people move into residential care simply because they don't want the worry of running a home any more.’
    • ‘The association has been helping people living mainly in residential care for three years and has ambitious plans for expansion.’
    • ‘Some residential hospices designed specifically for hospice care also exist.’
    • ‘They will also be making over gardens in nearby residential homes.’
    • ‘She is in sheltered accommodation but might have to go into full-time residential care.’
    • ‘She can no longer live on her own, and has been forced to live in a residential care home.’
    • ‘These services also help people to live independently on leaving residential care, prison, hospital or from being homeless.’
    • ‘This in turn frees up the health services and places in residential care.’
    • ‘We delivered all the babies from the nearby residential home for unmarried mothers.’
    • ‘How many of your readers would choose to live in residential care or nursing homes if there was full support in the community?’
    • ‘In this case, we have a small residential home with a small number of employees.’
    • ‘The former nurse, who lives at the residential home, is still taking part in weekly art classes.’
    • ‘She had no next of kin and had lived in a residential home for the past 50 years.’
    1. 1.1 Providing accommodation in addition to other services.
      ‘a residential sixth-form college’
      • ‘The building has been vacant since it closed as a residential college 20 years ago.’
      • ‘Recently, I went to a function at my old university residential college.’
      • ‘The building has been vacant since it closed as a residential college for wealthy Middle-Easterners about 20 years ago.’
      • ‘A Higher Education centre, improved student residential accommodation and catering facilities are also planned.’
      • ‘This is a WI residential adult college which will be celebrating its 54th anniversary this year.’
    2. 1.2 Occupied by private houses.
      ‘quieter traffic in residential areas’
      • ‘Meat outlets should not be set up near residential areas as it increases the risk of contagious diseases if the meat gets contaminated.’
      • ‘According to officials, there are several issues with regard to monitoring air quality in residential areas.’
      • ‘People living on a residential estate have fought off plans for a new fish and chip shop.’
      • ‘Population growth has led to the building of many new residential areas.’
      • ‘These small private outlets with an average size of about 10 square metres are mainly located in residential areas.’
      • ‘The driveway soon leads to a residential road in the suburb.’
      • ‘Officers in pursuit attempt to box the driver in before his rampage turns deadly in the nearby residential neighborhood.’
      • ‘The gangs of youths were also blamed for skateboarding in residential areas, drinking, leaving litter and being verbally abusive.’
      • ‘The two-hour restriction was introduced ten years ago to stop commuters parking on nearby residential streets.’
      • ‘The shelters will provide seating for the youngsters so they can socialise away from children's playgrounds and residential areas.’
      • ‘The traffic movements would also have a significantly negative impact on an area that is overwhelmingly residential.’
      • ‘People from the surrounding residential area have constantly complained of noise and vandalism caused by youngsters leaving the club.’
      • ‘My wife and I live in a residential neighborhood in a large University town, USA.’
      • ‘In some new residential areas the concept was so popular that it became the major type of street.’
      • ‘Certain parts of the residential districts had certain designs for the houses built in them.’
      • ‘Official permission is not needed as long as the guns are licensed and the shoot takes place on private land away from residential areas.’
      • ‘The police decided to proceed very cautiously, as they were in a residential area, and people were in all the houses around.’
      • ‘The protest centres around the installation of traffic-calming measures on a residential area in the town.’
      • ‘There was generally a good but mixed standard within the residential areas, with some estates practically litter free.’
    3. 1.3 Concerning or relating to residence.
      ‘land has been diverted from residential use’
      • ‘The rooms at the market were never intended to house people and are thus not suitable as residential units.’
      • ‘As everyone knows, more downtown residential units are needed and needed now.’
      • ‘The alliance applies to both commercial and residential property business.’
      • ‘There are residential properties but no commercial premises there.’
      • ‘The following year, the land was zoned residential, substantially increasing its value.’
      • ‘Occupants have been evicted from yet another dilapidated city office block that is being used illegally as residential accommodation.’
      • ‘In Galway city both the new and secondhand residential property markets were equally active.’
      • ‘The height was later reduced and the design altered to include residential and commercial space.’
      • ‘Most residential properties are presented to a high standard.’
      • ‘Blocks in the middle of rainforest were rezoned residential in the 1980s and sold off by a developer.’
      • ‘The property also is designed to include residential, office and hotel space.’
      • ‘Nobody would have had any problem with the fact it was zoned residential.’
      • ‘Mold is the latest environmental hazard issue to concern the residential housing industry.’
      • ‘There is even a plan for a limited up-market residential development within the complex.’
      • ‘Also in this area are a concert hall, posh residential flats and an enormous Hilton hotel.’

Pronunciation

residential

/rɛzɪˈdɛnʃ(ə)l/