residential

adjective res·i·den·tial \ ˌre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl , ˌrez-ˈden(t)- \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of residential

1 a : used as a residence or by residents
b : providing living accommodations for students
  • a residential prep school
2 : restricted to or occupied by residences
  • a residential neighborhood
3 : of or relating to residence or residences
4 : provided to patients residing in a facility
  • residential drug treatment
; also : being a facility providing such treatment
  • a residential treatment center

residentially

play \ˌre-zə-ˈden(t)-sh(ə-)lē, ˌrez-ˈden(t)-\ adverb

Examples of residential in a Sentence

  1. The company offers insurance for commercial and residential customers.

Recent Examples of residential from the Web

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First Known Use of residential

1654


RESIDENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

residential

adjective

Definition of residential for English Language Learners

  • : containing mostly homes instead of stores, businesses, etc.

  • : used as a place to live

  • : of or relating to the places where people live


RESIDENTIAL Defined for Kids

residential

adjective res·i·den·tial \ ˌre-zə-ˈden-shəl \

Definition of residential for Students

1 : used as a residence or by residents
  • a residential hotel
2 : suitable for or containing residences
  • a residential street

Medical Dictionary

residential

adjective res·i·den·tial \ ˌrez(-ə)-ˈden-chəl \

medical Definition of residential

: provided to patients residing in a facility
  • residential drug treatment


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