residence has definitions from the field of housing
1
[ noun ] any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

Synonyms

abode

Examples

"a person can have several residences"

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

In_fact it has caused us to give serious thought to moving our residence south , because it is not easy for the most objective Southerner to sit calmly by when his host is telling a roomful of people that the only way to deal with Southerners who oppose integration is to send in troops and shoot the bastards down .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Both men and women of twenty-one years of_age could register and vote upon presenting proof of residence and identification .

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

as new homes were built they were connected so that all residences south of School_Street are served by it .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

The `` leapfrog '' was a phenomenon of the railroad and the steam_turbine , and the time when the belts of residence surrounding the old factory area were not_yet blighted .

Related terms

address home domicile

2
[ noun ] (housing) the act of dwelling in a place

Synonyms

abidance residency

Used in print

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

The Mercers took_up residence in Brooklyn , and Mercer found a regular job in Wall_Street `` misplacing stocks and bonds '' .

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

He had assumed that all these buildings had been divided into apartments , but this one , from a glance at the hall furnishings , was obviously still a functioning town_house , and its owners were in residence ; that made it doubtful as the hiding_place of a man whose plans had to be made in_advance .

3
[ noun ] (housing) the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)

Examples

"he refused to live in the governor's residence"

Used in print

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

The city was a center of manufacture , especially in textiles , and also because of the beauty of some of its surroundings , a residence for many owners of the great industries in north Alabama .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Above_all , disabuse yourselves of any thought that I propose to vent moral indignation at your rifling my residence , to whimper over the loss of a_few objets_d'art , or to shame you into rectitude .

4
[ noun ] (housing) a large and imposing house

Used in print

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He could no_longer build anything , whether a private residence in his Pennsylvania county or a church in Brazil , without it being obvious that he had done it , and while here_and_there he was taken_to_task for again developing the same airy technique , they were such fanciful and sometimes even playful buildings that the public felt assured by its sense of recognition after a time , a quality of authentic uniqueness about them , which , once established by an artist as his private vision , is no_longer disputable as to its other values .

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