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EtymologyEdit

From Old French residence, from Medieval Latin residentia, from Latin resident- stem of residentis, from resideo.

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NounEdit

residence (countable and uncountable, plural residences)

  1. The place where one lives; one's home.
    • Macaulay
      Johnson took up his residence in London.
  2. A building used as a home.
  3. The place where a corporation is established.
  4. The state of living in a particular place or environment.
    • Sir M. Hale
      The confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy.
  5. Accommodation for students at a university or college.
  6. The place where anything rests permanently.
    • Milton
      But when a king sets himself to bandy against the highest court and residence of all his regal power, he then [] fights against his own majesty and kingship.
  7. subsidence, as of a sediment
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  8. That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)

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NounEdit

residence f (plural residences)

  1. residence (place where one resides)

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NounEdit

residence f (oblique plural residences, nominative singular residence, nominative plural residences)

  1. residence (place where one resides)