palace

noun
pal·​ace | \ˈpa-ləs \

Definition of palace 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

2a : a large stately house

b : a large public building

c : a highly decorated place for public amusement or refreshment a movie palace

palace

adjective

Definition of palace (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to a palace

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

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Examples of palace in a Sentence

Noun

The town's old movie palace has been torn down. the billionaire's “summer cottage” turned out to be an over-the-top palace

Adjective

a palace railroad car that was built for a 19th-century robber baron
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The palace was built between 1928 and 1943, during the years of India’s Independence, by King Umaid Singh, who incepted the structure primarily as a means to create job opportunities for farmers and workers during a years-long famine. Noor Brara, Vogue, "See the Palace Where Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Will Get Married," 13 Nov. 2018 Many lush and surprisingly bloody battles take place between scenes in which men stand around in fields, tents, and palaces intoning meaningfully about duty, loyalty, the land, and freedom. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Netflix’s Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as a Scottish warrior-king, is bloody medieval fun," 9 Nov. 2018 When the Marcoses were overthrown by a popular revolt in 1986 and fled into exile, Mrs. Marcos abandoned thousands of shoes in the presidential palace. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "Imelda Marcos’s Graft Conviction Deals Blow to Philippine Dynasty’s Newfound Popularity," 9 Nov. 2018 Sure, there will be crowds, but the opportunity to see the grand old palace cloaked in snow is worth the trip alone. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Berlin in November 2018," 2 Nov. 2018 Since news of Meghan’s pregnancy was confirmed by the palace on Monday, life hasn’t quite been the same since. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Revealed Whether He Wants a Baby Boy or a Baby Girl With Meghan Markle," 22 Oct. 2018 After the birth of a royal child, an official announcement is placed on an easel outside the palace. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Will Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Baby Be Born At Home? Plus, Other Bizarre Royal Birthing Rules," 15 Oct. 2018 The palace added Camilla participated in art and cooking classes with the children. Fox News, "George and Amal Clooney join the list of A-list royal wedding no-shows," 12 Oct. 2018 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were noticeably absent from Monday’s christening after the palace announced that the royal couple would not be in attendance. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "The Royal Fab Four Reunites! Meghan Markle Joins Harry, Will and Kate for Grand Military Service," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of palace

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for palace

Noun

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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of palace

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

: a very large and impressive house

: a large and fancy public building

palace

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of palace (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a palace

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

palace

noun
pal·​ace | \ˈpa-ləs \

Kids Definition of palace

1 : the home of a ruler

2 : a large or splendid house

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