palace

noun
pal·​ace | \ ˈpa-ləs How to pronounce palace (audio) \

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 scene at the palace was chaotic, with local sheikhs coming in to see Maliki, and the full Iraqi government effectively in residence. Simon Akam, The Atlantic, "Britain’s ‘Moment of Ultimate Humiliation’ in Iraq," 20 Feb. 2021 In his old palace, against his former team, fueled by a member of Cleveland’s front office who celebrated James’ late third-quarter miss a bit too much for his liking, James accounted for the Lakers’ first eight points of the quarter. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "LeBron James punctuates return with masterful fourth quarter, leading Lakers to 115-108 win over Cavaliers," 26 Jan. 2021 Former catering assistant Adamo Canto admitted to stealing a number of valuable items, including medals and photos, while employed at the palace. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Buckingham Palace Servant Pleads Guilty to Stealing Items Worth Over $100,000 From the Royal Family," 1 Dec. 2020 Hoards of fans congregated at the palace in Buenos Aires after the doors opened for the general public at 6 a.m. local time on Thursday. George Ramsay, CNN, "Diego Maradona lying in honor at Argentina's presidential palace," 26 Nov. 2020 Hundreds also gathered in downtown Buenos Aires as the government planned what was expected to be a massive wake at the presidential palace on Thursday. Daniel Politi, New York Times, "In Argentina, Maradona’s Death Sets Off a Vivid Display of Public Grief," 26 Nov. 2020 Though the women of faith are excited about the prospect of furthering God's word in the area, what awaits them at the palace is sobering. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Black Narcissus Was Always Going To Have An Unhappy Ending," 24 Nov. 2020 The palace’s architectural features are reminiscent of Abbasid Iraq, a cosmopolitan splendor that deeply impressed visitors. National Geographic, "This abandoned East African city once controlled the medieval gold trade," 3 Sep. 2020 The palace appears to have no such metaphysical pretensions. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "What Dallas McMansions and a Russian palace alleged to be Vladimir Putin’s have in common," 5 Feb. 2021

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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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The first known use of palace was in the 13th century

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27 Feb 2021

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“Palace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palace. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for palace

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
old-fashioned : 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 How to pronounce palace (audio) \

Kids Definition of palace

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

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