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

After a short speech, the Queen headed back into the palace, where Meghan and the rest of the family were set to join her on the balcony to observe a thunderous flypast. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "The Royal Fab Four Reunites! Meghan Markle Joins Harry, Will and Kate for Grand Military Service," 10 July 2018 Royal babies close to the throne are usually christened in London, although not always at St. James's Palace, the oldest (commissioned by Henry VIII in the 1530s) royal palace in Britain. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Louis' christening: Pippa, godparents arrive to honor third royal baby," 9 July 2018 The meeting ended with a stroll in the gardens of the Moncloa palace, the seat of the Spanish government, in the outskirts of the Spanish capital. Aritz Parra, Fox News, "Spanish, Catalan leaders meet to breach gap over secession," 9 July 2018 The meeting ended with a stroll in the gardens of the Moncloa palace, the seat of the Spanish government, in the outskirts of the Spanish capital. Aritz Parra, The Seattle Times, "Spanish, Catalan leaders meet to bridge gap over secession," 9 July 2018 Then there are the extravagant projects — such as the presidential palace, four times the size of Versailles — that seem to be more about Mr. Erdogan’s legacy than profitability. New York Times, "A Canal Through Turkey? Presidential Vote Is a Test of Erdogan’s Building Spree," 21 June 2018 The Morocco trip begins in Marrakech, home to mosques, palaces, gardens and a walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Women's only tour goes off the beaten path in Morocco, Iran and Jordan," 8 June 2018 On Monday just before the christening, the palace confirmed that the gown would be worn by Louis once more to continue the royal tradition. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Fascinating History of Prince Louis's Christening Dress," 9 July 2018 That’s because over the centuries a bustling, congested metro area of 5 million people has grown up over the ruins of marble palaces, monuments and other ancient works. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Ptolemic-Era Black Granite Sarcophagus Discovered in Alexandria," 5 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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