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pal·ace

 (păl′ĭs)
n.
1. The official residence of a royal personage or other high dignitary.
2.
a. A large or splendid residence.
b. A large, often gaudily ornate building used for entertainment or exhibitions.

[Middle English, from Old French palais, from Palātium, Palatine Hill, Rome (from its being the site where emperors built their homes), imperial residence.]

palace

(ˈpælɪs)
n (capital when part of a name)
1. the official residence of a reigning monarch or member of a royal family: Buckingham Palace.
2. the official residence of various high-ranking church dignitaries or members of the nobility, as of an archbishop
3. a large and richly furnished building resembling a royal palace
[C13: from Old French palais, from Latin Palātium Palatine2, the site of the palace of the emperors]

pal•ace

(ˈpæl ɪs)

n.
1. the official residence of a sovereign, bishop, or other exalted personage.
2. a large and stately mansion or building.
3. a large and often ornate place for entertainment, exhibitions, etc.
[1200–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin palācium, sp. variant of palātium, Latin: generic use of Palātium name of the hill in Rome on which the emperor's palace was situated; replacing Middle English paleis < Old French « Latin Palātium]
pal′aced, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palace - a large and stately mansionpalace - a large and stately mansion    
great hall - the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
manse, mansion house, mansion, residence, hall - a large and imposing house
2.palace - the governing group of a kingdom; "the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
3.palace - a large ornate exhibition hall
exhibition area, exhibition hall - a large hall for holding exhibitions
4.palace - official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
alcazar - any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"

palace

noun royal residence, castle, mansion, chateau (French), palazzo (Italian), stately home the palace courtyard
Related words
adjectives palatial, palatine
Translations
قَصْرقَصْرٌ
palác
paladspalæslot
palatsi
dvorac
palota
istana
höll
宮殿
궁전
pils
palat
palača
palats
พระราชวัง
cung điện

palace

[ˈpælɪs]
A. N (lit) → palacio m (fig) (= grand house etc) → palacio m
the Palace has refused to comment (Brit) → la Casa Real se ha negado a hacer comentarios
B. CPD palace revolution N (fig) → revolución f de palacio
palace spokesman Nportavoz mf de la Casa Real

palace

[ˈpæləs] npalais m
the Imperial Palace → le palais impérial
Buckingham Palace → le palais de Buckingham

palace

n (lit, fig)Palast m; bishop’s palacebischöfliches Palais, bischöfliche Residenz; royal palace(Königs)schloss nt; the PM was summoned to the palaceder Premierminister wurde zur Königin/zum König bestellt

palace

:
palace grounds
plSchlossgelände nt
palace guard
nSchlosswache f
palace revolution
n (lit, fig)Palastrevolution f
palace wall
nSchlossmauer f

palace

[ˈpælɪs] npalazzo

palace

(ˈpӕləs) noun
a large and magnificent house, especially one lived in by a king or queen. Buckingham Palace.
palatial (pəˈleiʃəl) adjective
large and magnificent, as (in) a palace. They lived in a palatial house; palatial rooms.

palace

قَصْرٌ palác palads Palast παλάτι palacio palatsi palais dvorac palazzo 宮殿 궁전 paleis slott pałac palácio дворец palats พระราชวัง saray cung điện 宫殿
References in classic literature ?
To Jo's lively fancy, this fine house seemed a kind of enchanted palace, full of splendors and delights which no one enjoyed.
Then you must have lost your eyesight afore losing your way, for the road across the portage is cut to a good two rods, and is as grand a path, I calculate, as any that runs into London, or even before the palace of the king himself.
In the hasty furnishing of this Aladdin's palace, the slaves of the ring had evidently seized upon anything that would add to its glory, without reference always to fitness.
Or,--and, surely, anything so undeniably just could not be beyond the limits of reasonable anticipation,--the great claim to the heritage of Waldo County might finally be decided in favor of the Pyncheons; so that, instead of keeping a cent-shop, Hepzibah would build a palace, and look down from its highest tower on hill, dale, forest, field, and town, as her own share of the ancestral territory.
The brilliancy might have be fitted Aladdin's palace rather than the mansion of a grave old Puritan ruler.
Yet Dives himself, he too lives like a Czar in an ice palace made of frozen sighs, and being a president of a temperance society, he only drinks the tepid tears of orphans.
He stared; and little by little he made out the great apartment, with a domed ceiling from which the light poured, and walls that were one enormous painting--nymphs and dryads dancing in a flower-strewn glade--Diana with her hounds and horses, dashing headlong through a mountain streamlet--a group of maidens bathing in a forest pool--all life-size, and so real that Jurgis thought that it was some work of enchantment, that he was in a dream palace.
Then, too, he was in a beautiful place, a consideration to which his sensitive race was never indifferent; and he did enjoy with a quiet joy the birds, the flowers, the fountains, the perfume, and light and beauty of the court, the silken hangings, and pictures, and lustres, and statuettes, and gilding, that made the parlors within a kind of Aladdin's palace to him.
And think of the simple ways of this court: this wandering wench hadn't any more trouble to get access to the king in his palace than she would have had to get into the poorhouse in my day and country.
The grounds about the palace were fine; the palace was a curiosity.
If he tells them to build a palace forty miles long out of di'monds, and fill it full of chewing-gum, or whatever you want, and fetch an emperor's daughter from China for you to marry, they've got to do it -- and they've got to do it before sun-up next morning, too.
The crowd filed up the aisles: the aged and needy postmaster, who had seen better days; the mayor and his wife -- for they had a mayor there, among other unnecessaries; the justice of the peace; the widow Douglass, fair, smart, and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St.