noun \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


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