[syn: mansion, mansion house, manse, hall, residence]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Residence \Res"i*dence\ (r?z"?-dens), n. [F. r['e]sidence. See
1. The act or fact of residing, abiding, or dwelling in a
place for some continuance of time; as, the residence of
an American in France or Italy for a year.
The confessor had often made considerable residences
in Normandy. --Sir M. Hale.
2. The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or
habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile.
"Near the residence of Posthumus." --Shak.
Johnson took up his residence in London. --Macaulay.
3. (Eng. Eccl. Law) The residing of an incumbent on his
benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence.
4. The place where anything rests permanently.
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
5. Subsidence, as of a sediment. [Obs.] --Bacon.
6. That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also,
refuse; residuum. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
Syn: Domiciliation; sojourn; stay; abode; home; dwelling;
habitation; domicile; mansion.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a
person can have several residences" [syn: residence,
2: the official house or establishment of an important person
(as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the
3: the act of dwelling in a place [syn: residency,
4: a large and imposing house [syn: mansion, mansion house,
manse, hall, residence]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "residence":
abiding, abiding place, abode, address, cantonment, castle,
chateau, cohabitation, commorancy, crash pad, crib, domicile,
domus, dwelling, dwelling place, estate, habitancy, habitation,
hall, home, house, inhabitancy, inhabitation, inhabiting, living,
living quarters, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, manor house,
mansion, nest, nesting, occupancy, occupation, pad, palace, place,
place to live, residency, residing, roof, seat, settlement,
sojourn, sojourning, squatting, stay, staying, staying over,
stopping, tenancy, villa, visit
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
RESIDENCE. The place of one's domicil. (q.v.) There is a difference between
a man's residence and his domicil. He may have his domicil in Philadelphia,
and still he may have a residence in New York; for although a man can have
but one domicil, he may have several residences. A residence is generally
transient in its nature, it becomes a domicil when it is taken up animo
manendi. Roberts; Ecc. R. 75.
2. Residence is prima facie evidence of national character, but this
may at all times be explained. When it is for a special purpose and
transient in its nature, it does not destroy the national character.
3. In some cases the law requires that the residence of an officer
shall be in the district in which he is required to exercise his functions.
Fixing his residence elsewhere without an intention of returning, would
violate such law. Vide the cases cited under the article Domicil; Place of