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RESIDENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does residence mean? 

RESIDENCE (noun)
  The noun RESIDENCE has 4 senses:

1. any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
2. the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)
3. the act of dwelling in a place
4. a large and imposing house

  Familiarity information: RESIDENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESIDENCE (noun)


Sense 1residence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

abode; residence

Context example:

a person can have several residences

Hypernyms ("residence" is a kind of...):

address (the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "residence"):

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)

home; place (where you live at a particular time)


Sense 2residence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he refused to live in the governor's residence

Hypernyms ("residence" is a kind of...):

house (a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "residence"):

cloister; religious residence (residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery))

parsonage; rectory; vicarage (an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector)

palace (official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign))

manse (the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman))

deanery (the official residence of a dean)

court (the residence of a sovereign or nobleman)

Instance hyponyms:

Vatican; Vatican Palace (the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City)

White House (the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States)

Mount Vernon (the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river)


Sense 3residence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of dwelling in a place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

residency; abidance; residence

Hypernyms ("residence" is a kind of...):

act; human action; human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "residence"):

lodging (the act of lodging)

occupancy; tenancy (an act of being a tenant or occupant)


Sense 4residence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large and imposing house

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mansion house; manse; mansion; residence; hall

Hypernyms ("residence" is a kind of...):

house (a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families)

Meronyms (parts of "residence"):

hall; manor hall (the large room of a manor or castle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "residence"):

manor; manor house (the mansion of a lord or wealthy person)

castle; palace (a large and stately mansion)

stately home (a mansion that is (or formerly was) occupied by an aristocratic family)


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