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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
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The beautiful palace nestles among the grand old groves of the park, the park sits in the lap of the picturesque crags and hills, and both look out upon the breezy ocean.
It happened that, on the very day she was fifteen years old, the king and queen were not at home, and she was left alone in the palace. So she roved about by herself, and looked at all the rooms and chambers, till at last she came to an old tower, to which there was a narrow staircase ending with a little door.
However, as certain men have fertile, false, and useful vices, Fouquet, in scattering broadcast millions of money in the construction of this palace, had found a means of gathering, as the result of his generous profusion, three illustrious men together: Levau, the architect of the building; Lenotre, the designer of the gardens; and Lebrun, the decorator of the apartments.
FOR nearly a month the old man haunted the palace, and watched in the gardens for the little Prince until he knew the daily routine of his tiny life with his nurses and governesses.
The chariot, winding through many charming streets, paused before a building so vast and noble and elegant that even Button-Bright guessed at once that it was the Royal Palace. Its gardens and ample grounds were surrounded by a separate wall, not so high or thick as the wall around the City, but more daintily designed and built all of green marble.
At the appointed hour the genie fetched in the shivering bridegroom, laid him in his place, and transported the bed back to the palace.
what palace am I to lead to," said Sancho, "when what I saw her highness in was only a very little house?"
You believe in a palace of crystal that can never be destroyed--a palace at which one will not be able to put out one's tongue or make a long nose on the sly.
At a distance, towards the center of the island, he beheld the stately towers of what seemed to be a palace, built of snow-white marble, and rising in the midst of a grove of lofty trees.
Here, he thought to himself, he might as well go straight to the palace and offer his services to the King of the country, for he had heard that the King's daughter was as beautiful as the day.
And if she is right, then I am wrong, and we have no business to be occupying her palace."
WHEN they had gone a little way through the thick forest they came to a wide, clear space; and they saw the King's palace which was made of mud.