palace

Definitions

  • CLIFF PALACES
    CLIFF PALACES
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n palace official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
    • n palace a large and stately mansion
    • n palace a large ornate exhibition hall
    • n palace the governing group of a kingdom "the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A TWO-STORY CLIFF PALACE A TWO-STORY CLIFF PALACE
FROM PALACE OF PRIAM FROM PALACE OF PRIAM
FOUND IN THE PALACE OF PRIAM FOUND IN THE PALACE OF PRIAM
SHIELD OF THE PALACE OF PRIAM SHIELD OF THE PALACE OF PRIAM
LANCES FOUND AT PALACE OF PRIAM, TROY LANCES FOUND AT PALACE OF PRIAM, TROY
PALACE OF SENNACHERIB PALACE OF SENNACHERIB
DISCOVERED IN THE PALACE DISCOVERED IN THE PALACE
Palace Yard, Richmond Palace Yard, Richmond

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms
    • Palace Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.
    • Palace The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage.
    • Palace The residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of high officers of state, and rooms for business, as well as halls for ceremony and reception.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.
    • n palace The house in which an emperor, a king or queen, a bishop, or other exalted personage lives: as, an imperial palace; a royal palace; a pontifical palace; a ducal palace.
    • n palace A magnificent, grand, or stately dwelling-place; a magnificent mansion or building.
    • n palace An inclosed place: a yard; a landing-place inclosed by pales (see palise) or walls.
    • n palace A cellar for the storing of fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors would have to walk 15 miles to see the 322 galleries which house nearly 3 million works of art.
    • n Palace pal′ās the house of a king or a queen: a very large and splendid house: a bishop's official residence
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Quotations

  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.”
  • Ada Louise Huxtable
    Ada Louise Huxtable
    “Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.”
  • John Milton
    John%20Milton
    “Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.”
  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”
  • Alexandre Dumas
    Alexandre Dumas
    “Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium, fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence. Cf. Paladin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. palais—L. Palatium, the Roman emperor's residence on the Palatine Hill at Rome.

Usage

In literature:

To his intense surprise, they stopped ten minutes later at the Royal Palace, the most luxurious hotel in Paris.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
It was not he who was lying on his bed snoring till the whole palace shook beneath him.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
We say the palace, but it is actually a succession of palaces.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Kew, too, once had a palace, or an attempt at a palace.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
The royal palace, where Mary was to reside, was called the Palace of Holyrood.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
The buildings around the palace would be our second, and the palace itself the third.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Not a bit like the palace of Queen Anne!
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
You must be crowned King in the Palace the moment we arrive there.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
When the queen, followed by Enda, entered the palace, they passed through a crystal hall that led to a banquet-room.
"Irish Fairy Tales" by Edmond Leamy
She shut the Dear Little Princess up in a palace of crystal, and put this palace down where the Prince could not fail to find it.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
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In poetry:

At times a fragrant breeze comes floating by,
And brings, you know not why,
A feeling as when eager crowds await
Before a palace gate
"Spring" by Henry Timrod
But perfumed breezes are whispering:
"To-day the roses have come,"
And the cottage will rival the palace,
Decked in thy radiant bloom.
"June Roses" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
With ganial foire
Thransfuse me loyre,
Ye sacred nympths of Pindus,
The whoile I sing
That wondthrous thing,
The Palace made o' windows!
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Striking a plaintive string,
Like some poor harper at a palace portal,
I wait without and sing,
While those I love glide in and dwell immortal.
""Still In Thy Love I Trust."" by Annie Adams Fields
"Yet pull not down my palace towers, that are
So lightly, beautifully built:
Perchance I may return with others there
When I have purged my guilt."
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Stranger to the pure charms of joy,
A barque of yearning, a barque of trouble
Quits the shore to battle the storm,
Searching for a palace of bright dreams.
"Barque Of Yearning" by Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont

In news:

Neil Young, Palace Theatre, May 18.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa greets Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange, at the Carondelet presidential palace in Quito, Aug 1, 2012.
Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.
A variety of Italian sodas have been surging in sales at Bertolini's in the Forum Shops of Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.
Elmwood Palace running Oscar movie marathon.
Emeril Lagasse said he met chef Dana D'Anzi Tuohy 28 years ago when they both worked at Commander's Palace.
What did Emeril learn when he worked at Commander's Palace.
The Qatari government doesn't employ official spokesmen and nobody at the emir 's palace in Doha could be reached for comment for this story when called by telephone.
Newlywed Kate Middleton showed off a stunning evening gown as she headed to her royal reception at Buckingham Palace.
Tishara Lee Cousino is flanked by Kevin Klein and Andrea Lowell of the Playboy Morning Show at Caesars Palace on Sunday, June 24, 2012.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives for a meeting on debt crisis on August 16, 2011 at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris.
In the Brazilian all-you-can-eat meat palace, gauchos serve with gusto.
He joins Craig in-studio to talk about his path to professional basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters ' upcoming event at the Palace, and more.
Hotel Gstaad Palace, Switzerland's Gloriously Old-World Resort.
Paul Nyden and his daughter Katharine pose in front of the Corn Palace, in Mitchell, S.D.
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