Definition of residence in US English:

residence

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Number 31 is a three-bedroom Victorian residence situated in a quiet tree lined street of terraced houses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The residence on three acres was bought by a couple from Dublin.’
    • ‘The four-bedroom detached residence was guided at £1.7 million.’
    • ‘A four-bedroom semi-detached residence in a quiet area is all someone with a family will be looking for.’
    • ‘Last Tuesday, the railway station was broken into and there were attempted burglaries at two private residences in the area.’
    • ‘Originally built as an artillery fort in the 1530s, it was converted to a private residence in the 1880s.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Residence in Canadian cities is generally private rather than communal, dominated by private homes or residences.’
    • ‘It was his private residence and he reportedly put it up for sale when he left in 1861.’
    • ‘"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.’
    • ‘As well as being defensible strongholds and elite private residences, most castles were also the hubs of estates.’
    • ‘There's an imposing sandstone detached residence, in an exclusive cul-de-sac, with an extensive refurbishment completed.’
    • ‘However, he and his wife built two of the grandest private residences in the country.’
    • ‘Large, permanent residences were built using durable white oak wall posts.’
    • ‘The most unusual touches, though, are decorative finials on the roofs of private residences.’
    home, house, flat, apartment, place of residence, address, accommodation, place
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 The official house of a government minister or other public and official figure.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In front of the official residence of the Japanese ambassador, the police closed the road off.’
      • ‘"But, there is also the issue of the ambassador's residence.’
      • ‘After the Partition, it was the official residence of the British Deputy High Commissioner.’
      • ‘We, the contestants went to the prime minister's official residence to meet with him.’
      • ‘"This is in no way an attack on the chief minister's residence.’
      • ‘It is not paid to ministers with an official residence in London.’
      • ‘It will be sold on when the Archbishop moves back into his official residence.’
      • ‘Later, it became the official residence of collectors of the district.’
      • ‘Work will also be done to help separate the private and public areas of the archbishop's official residence.’
      • ‘The embassy and the ambassador's residence came under siege by right and left alike.’
      • ‘We did the interview from the Naval Observatory near the vice president's residence.’
      • ‘As Park View was considered inauspicious by many and it was dropped from the list of official residences of the Ministers.’
      • ‘The men stood on the landing pad that serviced the colonial governor's residence.’
      • ‘Across the country, flags over public buildings and royal residences were flying at half-mast.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, I shall board a shuttle shortly to visit the governor's residence.’
      • ‘All of my meals were provided by the headquarters and I lived in an official residence.’
      • ‘After the congress was closed, officials said he had returned to his official residence.’
      • ‘The castle is now the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.’
    2. 1.2 The fact of living in a particular place.
      ‘Rome was his main place of residence’
      • ‘Like others in the building he was not a recent arrival in France - most of the inhabitants had residence permits and jobs.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He cannot be required to show a driver's license or any other evidence of his identity or residence.’
      • ‘Because of their status they were allowed to apply for Irish citizenship after three-year residence.’
      • ‘Members pay a yearly fee on a sliding scale, depending on age, occupation, and residence.’
      • ‘That would be inconsistent with his second point that habitual residence is a question of fact.’
      • ‘The issue of loss of residence was balanced by the fact that they would create at least 15 jobs through the venture.’
      • ‘Now, that depended on a finding of fact about his nationality or a finding of fact about a right to residence in another country.’
      • ‘As mentioned, the parties filed an agreed statement of facts as to the children's residence and expenses.’
      • ‘A UK resident can rely on main residence relief to avoid capital gains tax.’
      • ‘I don't know if this is just specific to my little area of residence or if it's celebrated the world over.’
      • ‘Just the week before another boy just like these two, another war orphan, was granted permanent residence.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, residence is something which has to be established on the facts of a particular case.’
      • ‘Domicile combines the fact of residence with the intention of not moving in future.’
      occupancy, habitation, residency, inhabitation, tenancy, stay
      View synonyms

Phrases

  • in residence

    • 1Living in or occupying a particular place.

      ‘the guests in residence at the hotel’
      • ‘The Waddington family remained in residence until John Waddington died without heirs in 1935.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Though I didn't expect that it would always remain that way while I was still in residence here.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It will take at least two years for the closure of the hospital with a number of patients remaining in residence during this time.’
      • ‘However, space will be set aside for upper year students who would like to stay in residence following their first year.’
      • ‘Students remaining in residence for the spring semester will see the remaining fall balance deducted from their spring charges.’
      living, residing, in residence, staying, remaining
      View synonyms
      1. 1.1A person with a particular occupation (especially an artist or writer) paid to work in a college or other institution.
        • ‘Each night there was a slide presentation and discussion from each of the teachers, artists in residence, and visiting artists.’
        • ‘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.’
        • ‘In the same year he was writer in residence in Trinity College, Dublin.’
        • ‘An artist in residence at DHS takes a hard look at the agency.’
        • ‘An artist in residence will help the children to create an art-form from reusable materials in the Botanic Gardens.’
        • ‘We have had an artist in residence, drama, dance and also held out-of-school activities.’
        • ‘This is Harcourt's second year of having an artist in residence.’
        • ‘It now has its own exhibition space, library, recording studio, computer lab, darkroom and bedrooms for artists in residence.’
        • ‘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.’
  • take up residence

    • Start living in a particular place.

      • ‘I took up residence here and spent a lot of time with him.’
      • ‘I took up residence in Rumford, where I wrote for the theatre there.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The couple evidently redecorated when they took up residence, judging by furnishings and wallpaper dating from this period.’
      • ‘Exiled in 1946, after the assassination of his father, Boris III in 1943, he took up residence in Spain.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He took up residence in a hotel for the next three days.’
      • ‘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

/ˈrez(ə)dəns//ˈrɛz(ə)dəns/