Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “premises”

See all translations

premises

noun [plural] uk   /ˈprem.ɪ.sɪz/ us  
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.
More examples
(Definition of premises from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of premises?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “premises”

Definitions of “premises” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More