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res·i·dence

 (rĕz′ĭ-dəns, -dĕns′)
n.
1. The place in which one lives; a dwelling.
2. The act or a period of residing in a place.
3. A medical residency.
4. The official home or location of a corporation.
Idiom:
in residence
Committed to live and work in a specific place, often for a certain length of time: an artist in residence at a college.

residence

(ˈrɛzɪdəns)
n
1. the place in which one resides; abode or home
2. a large imposing house; mansion
3. the fact of residing in a place or a period of residing
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the official house of the governor of any of various countries
5. the state of being officially present
6. in residence
a. actually resident: the royal standard indicates that the Queen is in residence.
b. designating a creative artist resident for a set period at a university, college, etc, whose role is to stimulate an active interest in the subject: composer in residence.
7. the seat of some inherent quality, characteristic, etc

res•i•dence

(ˈrɛz ɪ dəns)

n.
1. the place, esp. the house, in which a person lives or resides; dwelling place; home.
2. the act or fact of residing.
3. the act of living or staying in a specified place, as while performing official duties.
4. the time during which a person resides in a place.
5. the principal center of a business activity as registered under law.
6. the period of time during which a substance, as a chemical, remains adsorbed, suspended, or dissolved.
[1350–1400; < Middle French < Medieval Latin residentia < Latin residēre to reside]
syn: See house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.residence - any address at which you dwell more than temporarilyresidence - any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences"
address - the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with
domicile, legal residence - (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time; "what's his legal residence?"
home, place - where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"
2.residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"
court - the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke's court"
deanery - the official residence of a dean
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
manse - the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)
palace - official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
parsonage, rectory, vicarage - an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector
cloister, religious residence - residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
3.residence - the act of dwelling in a placeresidence - the act of dwelling in a place  
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
lodging - the act of lodging
occupancy, tenancy - an act of being a tenant or occupant
4.residence - a large and imposing houseresidence - a large and imposing house    
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
manor, manor house - the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
manor hall, hall - the large room of a manor or castle
castle, palace - a large and stately mansion
stately home - a mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family

residence

noun
1. home, house, household, dwelling, place, quarters, flat, lodging, pad (slang), abode, habitation, domicile There was a stabbing at a residence next door.
2. mansion, seat, hall, palace, villa, manor She's staying at her country residence.
3. stay, tenancy, occupancy, occupation, sojourn He returned to his place of residence.

residence

noun
A building or shelter where one lives:
abode, domicile, dwelling, habitation, home, house, lodging (often used in plural), place.
Chiefly British: dig (used in plural).
Translations
إقامَه، سَكْنىمَقَر ، مَسْكِن
bydlištěpobytrezidence
opholdresidens
asuinpaikkaasuntokotikotipaikkakotitalo
lakhely
búseta, dvölheimili, aîsetur
bydlisko
bivališčebivanjerezidenca
bostad
ikametgâhkonutoturma

residence

[ˈrezɪdəns]
A. N
1. (= stay) → permanencia f, estancia f (LAm)
after six months' residencedespués de seis meses de permanencia
to take up residence (in house) → instalarse; (in country) → establecerse
in residenceresidente
when the students are in residencecuando están los estudiantes
there is a doctor in residencehay un médico interno
artist in residenceartista mf residente
writer in residenceescritor(a) m/f residente
2. (= home) → residencia f, domicilio m
"town and country residences for sale""se venden fincas urbanas y rurales"
the minister's official residencela residencia oficial del ministro
3. (Univ) (also hall of residence) → colegio m mayor
B. CPD residence permit Npermiso m de residencia

residence

[ˈrɛzɪdəns] n
(= house) → résidence f
(= living, staying) (in country, area, house)résidence f
Average residence in one place is less than four years → La durée moyenne de résidence en un endroit est inférieure à quatre ans.
to take up residence → prendre résidence
in residence [queen, king] → en résidence; [doctor] → résident(e)
writer in residence → écrivain mf résident(e)
artist in residence → artiste mf résident(e), artiste mf en résidence
place of residence → lieu de résidenceresidence hall n (US)résidence f universitaireresidence permit n (British)permis m de séjour

residence

n
(= house)Wohnhaus nt; (= hostel: for students, nurses) → Wohnheim nt; (of monarch, ambassador etc)Residenz f; the President’s official residenceder Amtssitz des Präsidenten ? hall
no pl (= stay, living) country of residenceAufenthaltsland nt; place of residenceWohnort m; after 5 years’ residence in Britainnach 5 Jahren Aufenthalt in Großbritannien; to take up residence in the capitalsich in der Hauptstadt niederlassen; residence in the country is restricted to nationalsnur Staatsangehörige können im Land Wohnsitz nehmen (form); to be in residence (monarch, governor etc) → anwesend sein; poet etc in residence (Univ) → ansässiger Dichter etc; the students are now in residencedas Semester hat angefangen

residence

[ˈrɛzɪdns] (frm) n (gen) → residenza; (stay) → permanenza, soggiorno
"desirable residence for sale" → "abitazione signorile vendesi"
to take up residence → prendere residenza
in residence (queen) → in sede
artist/writer in residence artista/scrittore che insegna presso una scuola o università

resident

(ˈrezidənt) noun
a person who lives or has his home in a particular place. a resident of Edinburgh.
adjective
1. living or having one's home in a place. He is now resident abroad.
2. living, having to live, or requiring a person to live, in the place where he works. a resident caretaker.
reside (rəˈzaid) verb
to live or have one's home in a place. He now resides abroad.
ˈresidence noun
1. a person's home, especially the grand house of someone important.
2. the act of living in a place, or the time of this. during his residence in Spain.
ˈresidencyplural ˈresidencies noun
the home of the governor etc in a colony etc.
ˌresiˈdential (-ˈdenʃəl) adjective
1. (of an area of a town etc) containing houses rather than offices, shops etc. This district is mainly residential; a residential neighbourhood/area.
2. requiring a person to live in the place where he works. a residential post.
3. of, concerned with, living in a place.
ˈresidence hall noun
(American dormitory) a building with rooms for university students to live in.
in residence
(especially of someone important) staying in a place, sometimes to perform some official duties. The Queen is in residence here this week.
take up residence
to go and live (in a place, building etc). He has taken up residence in France.
References in classic literature ?
Along the station platform he went, and around through residence streets past the high- school building, thinking almost entirely of his own affairs.
Pontellier learned of his wife's intention to abandon her home and take up her residence elsewhere, he immediately wrote her a letter of unqualified disapproval and remonstrance.
Sometimes he fancied the wary savage, despairing of passing the army of Montcalm in safety, was holding his way toward a well-known border settlement, where a distinguished officer of the crown, and a favored friend of the Six Nations, held his large possessions, as well as his usual residence.
She was understood to be wretchedly poor, and seemed to make it her choice to remain so; inasmuch as her affluent cousin, the Judge, had repeatedly offered her all the comforts of life, either in the old mansion or his own modern residence.
This old town of Salem -- my native place, though I have dwelt much away from it both in boyhood and maturer years -- possesses, or did possess, a hold on my affection, the force of which I have never realized during my seasons of actual residence here.
His appetite for the marvelous, and his powers of digesting it, were equally extraordinary; and both had been increased by his residence in this spell-bound region.
He had for his own town residence a big house filled with the spoils of travel and the trophies of the chase; but it was to his country home, an old family place in Essex, that he wished her immediately to proceed.
They came to a residence district, and he sprang up a lamppost and blew out the light, and then the two dodged into the shelter of an area step and hid in silence.
Assistant District Attorney Johnson returned to her city residence yesterday for the season.
He liked very much to have his friends come and see him; and from various united causes, from his long residence at Hartfield, and his good nature, from his fortune, his house, and his daughter, he could command the visits of his own little circle, in a great measure, as he liked.
Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance.
For a moment I considered it absurd that I should need such a weapon to gain admittance into my own residence.