Definition of residence
1a : the act or fact of dwelling in a place for some timeb : the act or fact of living or regularly staying at or in some place for the discharge of a duty or the enjoyment of a benefit
2a (1) : the place where one actually lives as distinguished from one's domicile or a place of temporary sojourn (2) : domicile 2ab : the place where a corporation is actually or officially establishedc : the status of a legal resident
3a : a building used as a home : dwellingb : housing or a unit of housing provided for students
4a : the period or duration of abode in a placeb : a period of active and especially full-time study, research, or teaching at a college or university
: engaged to live and work at a particular place often for a specified time poet in residence at a university
Examples of residence in a Sentence
He recently ended his residence at the apartment complex.
They were granted residence in this country.
Recent Examples of residence from the Web
UMKC will expand housing in all four residence facilities that cover both Volker and Hospital Hill campuses, including Johnson Hall, while KU will open an entire wing of Lewis Hall to gender-inclusive housing in the fall.
Please include your name and town of residence for publication.
On June 19, a pair of attacks at a mosque and nearby residence—likely carried out by Boko Haram—killed 12 people.
Fans of retro TV should recognize Birdie’s massive residence thanks to its weekly appearance as the Governor’s Mansion on the popular 1979 sitcom Benson.
The residence was littered with garbage and bags of clothing, and roaches were crawling in the kitchen, according to the affidavit.
Using their own residence to foster art-making and communal empowerment, Monet and Selah are kindred spirits of every artist and revolutionary who’ve turned their home into a salon, a free zone, a temple of refuge.
On May 26, the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force carried out a search warrant at Piccolo's residence in the 1400 block of Sixth Street Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa.
Boiselle said three people staying at the residence had been taken in for questioning.
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First Known Use of residence
RESIDENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of residence for English Language Learners
: the state of living in a particular place
: the place where someone lives
: legal permission to live in a country
RESIDENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of residence for Students
1 : the act or fact of living in a place
2 : a building used for a home
3 : the time during which a person lives in a place
Legal Definition of residence
1 : the act or fact of living in a place
2a : the place where one actually lives as distinguished from a domicile or place of temporary sojourn a person can have more than one residence but only one domicile Editor's note: A distinction is usually maintained between domicile and residence based on the relative permanency of a domicile and the intent to make it a principal place of abode. In some contexts, however, such as for determining proper venue domicile and residence are used as synonyms. Similarly residence and domicile are sometimes used as synonyms with regard to the place of incorporation of a business. b : a place in which a corporation does business or is licensed to do business
3 : the status of a resident
4 : dwelling
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