Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “residence”

See all translations

residence

noun [C] uk   /ˈrez.ɪ.dəns/ formal us  
C2 a home: the Governor's official residencein residence officially staying or living somewhere: The Queen is in residence at the Palace this week.author/poet/artist in residence an author (= writer), poet, or artist who is employed at a school or college, etc. for a short periodtake up residence/residency somewhere to go to live somewhere: She took up residence in Canada. She took up permanent residency abroad.
More examples
Translations of “residence”
in Korean 거주지…
in Arabic سَكَن, مَحَلّ إقامة…
in Portuguese residência…
in Catalan residència…
in Japanese 住居, 住宅…
in Italian residenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住所, 住房, 宅第…
in Russian резиденция, дом, проживание…
in Turkish konut, ikametgâh, ikamet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住所, 住房, 宅第…
in Polish rezydencja, siedziba, pobyt…
(Definition of residence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of residence?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “residence” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More