See also: résidence



From Middle English residence, from Old French residence, from Medieval Latin residentia, from residēns, present participle of resideō.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛz.ɪ.dəns/
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residence (countable and uncountable, plural residences)

  1. The place where one lives; one's home.
  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.
  5. Accommodation for students at a university or college.
  6. The place where anything rests permanently.
  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.
    • 1638, Jeremy Taylor, Sermon on Gunpowder Treason
      waters of a muddy residence
  9. (espionage) Synonym of rezidentura

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residence f (plural residences)

  1. residence (place where one resides)

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

  1. residence (place where one resides)