Definition of residence in US English:

residence

noun

  • 1A person's home; the place where someone lives.

    • ‘Number 31 is a three-bedroom Victorian residence situated in a quiet tree lined street of terraced houses.’
    • ‘However, he and his wife built two of the grandest private residences in the country.’
    • ‘Your principal private residence does not attract any capital gains tax and could provide useful cash.’
    • ‘"This is a superb country residence which has real character.’
    • ‘The building itself was built in 1607 as a private residence, but it was in use as an inn by 1775.’
    • ‘Last Tuesday, the railway station was broken into and there were attempted burglaries at two private residences in the area.’
    • ‘By 1941 he had built at least 37 buildings as well as numerous private residences.’
    • ‘The single storey residence covers 232 square metres and is in excellent decorative order throughout.’
    • ‘The residence on three acres was bought by a couple from Dublin.’
    • ‘As well as being defensible strongholds and elite private residences, most castles were also the hubs of estates.’
    • ‘They are there in case one day someone again wants to live in the house as a private residence and restore it to its original condition.’
    • ‘Large, permanent residences were built using durable white oak wall posts.’
    • ‘There's an imposing sandstone detached residence, in an exclusive cul-de-sac, with an extensive refurbishment completed.’
    • ‘The four-bedroom detached residence was guided at £1.7 million.’
    • ‘Residence in Canadian cities is generally private rather than communal, dominated by private homes or residences.’
    • ‘The most unusual touches, though, are decorative finials on the roofs of private residences.’
    • ‘For private residences the tax relief is at the standard rate of tax.’
    • ‘It was his private residence and he reportedly put it up for sale when he left in 1861.’
    • ‘Originally built as an artillery fort in the 1530s, it was converted to a private residence in the 1880s.’
    • ‘A four-bedroom semi-detached residence in a quiet area is all someone with a family will be looking for.’
    home, house, flat, apartment, place of residence, address, accommodation, place
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    1. 1.1 The official house of a government minister or other public and official figure.
      • ‘After the congress was closed, officials said he had returned to his official residence.’
      • ‘After the Partition, it was the official residence of the British Deputy High Commissioner.’
      • ‘The academicians arrived at the governor's residence and found him in his dressing gown.’
      • ‘Needless to say, none of these problems were afflicting the president's residence.’
      • ‘We did the interview from the Naval Observatory near the vice president's residence.’
      • ‘"But, there is also the issue of the ambassador's residence.’
      • ‘It is not paid to ministers with an official residence in London.’
      • ‘As Park View was considered inauspicious by many and it was dropped from the list of official residences of the Ministers.’
      • ‘We, the contestants went to the prime minister's official residence to meet with him.’
      • ‘The castle is now the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.’
      • ‘Work will also be done to help separate the private and public areas of the archbishop's official residence.’
      • ‘In front of the official residence of the Japanese ambassador, the police closed the road off.’
      • ‘The embassy and the ambassador's residence came under siege by right and left alike.’
      • ‘Later, it became the official residence of collectors of the district.’
      • ‘It will be sold on when the Archbishop moves back into his official residence.’
      • ‘All of my meals were provided by the headquarters and I lived in an official residence.’
      • ‘"This is in no way an attack on the chief minister's residence.’
      • ‘The men stood on the landing pad that serviced the colonial governor's residence.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, I shall board a shuttle shortly to visit the governor's residence.’
      • ‘Across the country, flags over public buildings and royal residences were flying at half-mast.’
    2. 1.2 The fact of living in a particular place.
      ‘Rome was his main place of residence’
      • ‘A UK resident can rely on main residence relief to avoid capital gains tax.’
      • ‘The issue of loss of residence was balanced by the fact that they would create at least 15 jobs through the venture.’
      • ‘The couple established residence in a grand home with a view of the harbor.’
      • ‘They will be eligible to permanent residence after living five years in South Korea.’
      • ‘Domicile combines the fact of residence with the intention of not moving in future.’
      • ‘That would be inconsistent with his second point that habitual residence is a question of fact.’
      • ‘He cannot be required to show a driver's license or any other evidence of his identity or residence.’
      • ‘Just the week before another boy just like these two, another war orphan, was granted permanent residence.’
      • ‘Members pay a yearly fee on a sliding scale, depending on age, occupation, and residence.’
      • ‘Like others in the building he was not a recent arrival in France - most of the inhabitants had residence permits and jobs.’
      • ‘As mentioned, the parties filed an agreed statement of facts as to the children's residence and expenses.’
      • ‘Because of their status they were allowed to apply for Irish citizenship after three-year residence.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, residence is something which has to be established on the facts of a particular case.’
      • ‘I don't know if this is just specific to my little area of residence or if it's celebrated the world over.’
      • ‘Now, that depended on a finding of fact about his nationality or a finding of fact about a right to residence in another country.’
      occupancy, habitation, residency, inhabitation, tenancy, stay
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Phrases

  • in residence

    • 1Living in or occupying a particular place.

      ‘the guests in residence at the hotel’
      • ‘Nick and Susan enjoyed the Diwali celebrations in Jaipur and spent her birthday last November staying in a royal palace with the maharajah in residence.’
      • ‘Students remaining in residence for the spring semester will see the remaining fall balance deducted from their spring charges.’
      • ‘The committee members heard that it would take at least two years to close the hospital and that some patients would remain in residence over the next 24 months.’
      • ‘However, space will be set aside for upper year students who would like to stay in residence following their first year.’
      • ‘With his own family, including his two-and-a-half year-old son in residence during his four month stay in the town, Billy is enjoying the seaside atmosphere.’
      • ‘The Waddington family remained in residence until John Waddington died without heirs in 1935.’
      • ‘Though I didn't expect that it would always remain that way while I was still in residence here.’
      • ‘The hotel says guest teas will stay in residence for a month and they say that subsequent delights will include Oolong Black Dragon and Jasmine Monkey King.’
      • ‘It used to be that if someone wanted to stay in residence for more than two years, they had to participate in the campus community.’
      • ‘It will take at least two years for the closure of the hospital with a number of patients remaining in residence during this time.’
      living, residing, in residence, staying, remaining
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      1. 1.1A person with a particular occupation (especially an artist or writer) paid to work in a college or other institution.
        • ‘It now has its own exhibition space, library, recording studio, computer lab, darkroom and bedrooms for artists in residence.’
        • ‘An artist in residence at DHS takes a hard look at the agency.’
        • ‘This is Harcourt's second year of having an artist in residence.’
        • ‘We have had an artist in residence, drama, dance and also held out-of-school activities.’
        • ‘The Trust now holds regular readings of Wordsworth's works, using actors, and employs writers and artists in residence to breathe life into the poet's legacy.’
        • ‘We regularly enjoy the expertise of an artist in residence; this year the girls have been involved in the creation of a willow sculpture outside the Music School.’
        • ‘For the rest of the year, it will function as a jazz bar and will also be available for hire to hold exhibitions, workshops, for artists in residence and so on.’
        • ‘An artist in residence will help the children to create an art-form from reusable materials in the Botanic Gardens.’
        • ‘In the same year he was writer in residence in Trinity College, Dublin.’
        • ‘Each night there was a slide presentation and discussion from each of the teachers, artists in residence, and visiting artists.’
  • take up residence

    • Start living in a particular place.

      • ‘Much of the first part of the novel details the adjustments and humiliations the family endures as they take up residence in the United States.’
      • ‘John took up residence in Paris and immersed himself in a French surrealism that was to determine the very nature of the New York school.’
      • ‘Sarah took up residence in the guesthouse during her engagement.’
      • ‘I took up residence here and spent a lot of time with him.’
      • ‘The couple evidently redecorated when they took up residence, judging by furnishings and wallpaper dating from this period.’
      • ‘He took up residence in a hotel for the next three days.’
      • ‘Exiled in 1946, after the assassination of his father, Boris III in 1943, he took up residence in Spain.’
      • ‘I took up residence in Rumford, where I wrote for the theatre there.’
      • ‘Tired of fortune hunters, they took up residence at the estate they called Rosewood and seemed to be content to live a life of seclusion there.’
      • ‘Today the council wants to build a shopping mall next to the museum, and knock down Burton Croft - as soon as the squatters who recently took up residence there have been evicted.’

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting the fact of living in a place): from Old French, or from medieval Latin residentia, from Latin residere ‘remain’ (see reside).

Pronunciation

residence

/ˈrɛz(ə)dəns//ˈrez(ə)dəns/