Meaning of “premises” in the English Dictionary

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"premises" in British English

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premisesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈprem.ɪ.sɪz/ us /ˈprem.ɪ.sɪz/

C1 the land and buildings owned by someone, especially by a company or organization:

The company is relocating to new premises.
There is no smoking allowed anywhere on school premises.
The ice cream is made on the premises (= in the building where it is sold).
The security guards escorted the protesters off (= away from) the premises.

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  • Hotdesking allows a company to have significantly smaller premises.
  • If I'm passing by I might take a peek at the new premises.
  • The security guard saw the protesters off the premises.
  • Of course, you pay more for premises with a central location .
  • We haven't yet managed to find new premises that are suitable for our purposes.

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

"premises" in American English

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premisesplural noun

us /ˈprem·ə·sɪz/

a house or other building and the land on which it is built:

The bread sold here is baked on the premises.

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

"premises" in Business English

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premisesplural noun

uk /ˈpremɪsɪz/ us PROPERTY

the buildings and land owned or used by someone, especially by a company or organization:

Training is mainly delivered at the employer's premises.
off/on the premises Everything is made right here on the premises.
The new premises, staffed by a team of five, will aim to boost sales in the Chinese and Asian markets.

(Definition of “premises” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)