res·i·dence /ˈrɛzədən(t)s, ˈrɛzdən(t)s, ˈrɛzəˌdɛn(t)s/
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.”
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 kingship. --Milton.
5. Subsidence, as of a sediment. [Obs.]
6. That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Domiciliation; sojourn; stay; abode; home; dwelling; habitation; domicile; mansion.
n 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
3: the act of dwelling in a place [syn: residency, abidance]
4: a large and imposing house [syn: mansion, mansion house,