Definition of residence in English:

residence

noun

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

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

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

/ˈrez(ə)dəns/