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palace

noun pal·ace \ ˈpa-ləs \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of palace

1 a : the official residence of a chief of state (such as a monarch or a president)
b chiefly British : the official residence of an archbishop or bishop
2 a : a large stately house
b : a large public building
c : a highly decorated place for public amusement or refreshment
  • a movie palace

Examples of palace in a Sentence

  1. The town's old movie palace has been torn down.

  2. the billionaire's “summer cottage” turned out to be an over-the-top palace

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Origin and Etymology of palace

Middle English palais, from Anglo-French, from Latin palatium, from Palatium, the Palatine Hill in Rome where the emperors' residences were built


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palace

adjective

Definition of palace

1 : of or relating to a palace
2 : of, relating to, or involving the intimates of a chief executive
  • a palace revolution
  • palace politics

Examples of palace in a Sentence

  1. a palace railroad car that was built for a 19th-century robber baron

First Known Use of palace

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PALACE Defined for English Language Learners

palace

Definition of palace for English Language Learners

  • : the official home of a king, queen, president, etc.

  • : a very large and impressive house

  • : a large and fancy public building


palace

Definition of palace for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a palace

  • : of, relating to, or involving people in the government


PALACE Defined for Kids

palace

noun pal·ace \ ˈpa-ləs \

Definition of palace for Students

1 : the home of a ruler
2 : a large or splendid house


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