residential

adjective

res·​i·​den·​tial ˌre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl How to pronounce residential (audio)
ˌrez-ˈden(t)-
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 adverb

Example Sentences

The company offers insurance for commercial and residential customers.
Recent Examples on the Web Current regulations could allow density of up to 100 residential units per acre. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Jan. 2023 The former office building will house about 180 residential units. Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2023 The $100 million building rehabilitation slated for January would include upgrades to residential units and common spaces, central air conditioning, new electrical, plumbing replacement and a new elevator, the CHA said. Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune, 30 Dec. 2022 Nearly 220,000 new residential housing units were approved from July 2021 to July 2022, according to federal data. Ian Hodgson, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Dec. 2022 The Citizens West apartments are made up of 80 residential units with a mix of studio and three-bedroom floor plans. The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Dec. 2022 Cron is the founder of Chicago Tiny House, a nonprofit started in 2017 that proposes building ecosystems of cheap and small residential units that would provide shelter to people experiencing housing instability. oregonlive, 11 Dec. 2022 The Corporate building would lose its drive-thru canopy, but new windows would be added to accommodate the residential units. Journal Sentinel, 6 Dec. 2022 The initial proposal also included 3,000 residential units, up to 1.5 million square feet of commercial space, up to 270,000 square feet for retail, an indoor performance center, hotel rooms and public open space. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of residential was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Residential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residential. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

residential

adjective
res·​i·​den·​tial ˌrez(-ə)-ˈden-chəl How to pronounce residential (audio)
1
: used as a residence or by residents
a residential hotel
2
: suitable for or containing residences
a residential neighborhood
3
: of or relating to residence or residences
4
: provided to patients staying in a facility
residential treatment
residentially adverb

Medical Definition

residential

adjective
res·​i·​den·​tial ˌrez(-ə)-ˈden-chəl How to pronounce residential (audio)
: provided to patients residing in a facility
residential drug treatment
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