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palace

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noun pal·ace \ˈpa-ləs\

Definition of palace

  1. 1a :  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. 2a :  a large stately houseb :  a large public buildingc :  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

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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palace

adjective pal·ace

Definition of palace

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a palace

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

  3. 3 :  luxurious, deluxe

Examples of palace in a Sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of palace

14th century



PALACE Defined for English Language Learners

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palace

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noun pal·ace \ˈpa-ləs\

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

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palace

adjective pal·ace

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

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noun pal·ace \ˈpa-ləs\

Definition of palace for Students

  1. 1 :  the home of a ruler

  2. 2 :  a large or splendid house



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