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

Examples of residential in a Sentence

The company offers insurance for commercial and residential customers.
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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 26 May. 2024.

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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