AskDefine | Define residence

Dictionary Definition



1 any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences" [syn: abode]
2 the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"
3 the act of dwelling in a place [syn: residency, abidance]
4 a large and imposing house [syn: mansion, mansion house, manse, hall]

User Contributed Dictionary




From residentia, from residentem (nominative of residentis), from residere.


  1. The place where one lives.
  2. The place where a corporation is established.
  3. A building used as a home.


place where one lives
place where a corporation is established
  • Finnish: kotipaikka
building used as a home

Extensive Definition

The term residence may refer to:

See also

residence in Danish: Residens
residence in German: Residenz
residence in Spanish: Residencia
residence in French: Résidence
residence in Dutch: Residentie
residence in Russian: Жилище

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