noun res·i·dence \ˈre-zə-dən(t)s, ˈrez-dən(t)s, ˈre-zə-ˌden(t)s\

: the state of living in a particular place

: the place where someone lives

: legal permission to live in a country

Full Definition of RESIDENCE

a :  the act or fact of dwelling in a place for some time
b :  the act or fact of living or regularly staying at or in some place for the discharge of a duty or the enjoyment of a benefit
a (1) :  the place where one actually lives as distinguished from one's domicile or a place of temporary sojourn (2) :  domicile 2a
b :  the place where a corporation is actually or officially established
c :  the status of a legal resident
a :  a building used as a home :  dwelling
b :  housing or a unit of housing provided for students
a :  the period or duration of abode in a place
b :  a period of active and especially full-time study, research, or teaching at a college or university
in residence
:  engaged to live and work at a particular place often for a specified time <poet in residence at a university>

Examples of RESIDENCE

  1. He recently ended his residence at the apartment complex.
  2. They were granted residence in this country.

First Known Use of RESIDENCE

14th century
IN RESIDENCE Defined for Kids


noun res·i·dence \ˈre-zə-dəns\

Definition of RESIDENCE for Kids

:  the act or fact of living in a place
:  a building used for a home
:  the time during which a person lives in a place


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