Meaning of “palace” in the English Dictionary

"palace" in British English

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palacenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpæl.ɪs/ us /ˈpæl.ɪs/

B1 a large house that is the official home of a king, queen, or other person of high social rank:

Buckingham Palace is open to the public.

old-fashioned used in the names of large buildings, such as cinemas or places where people go dancing:

An old movie palace is being restored.

More examples

  • A great crowd had gathered outside the president's palace.
  • The palace and its grounds are open to the public during the summer months.
  • Photographers were out in force at the palace today
  • This magnificent palace took over 20 years to complete.
  • The Queen's carriage will now return along the Mall to the palace.

the Palacenoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈpæl.ɪs/ us /ˈpæl.ɪs/

(Definition of “palace” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"palace" in American English

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palacenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpæl·əs/

a large, highly decorated house, esp. one that is the official home of a king or queen:

Most of the palace is open to the public as a museum.

(Definition of “palace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)