• WordNet 3.6
    • n residence the act of dwelling in a place
    • n residence a large and imposing house
    • n residence the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president) "he refused to live in the governor's residence"
    • n residence any address at which you dwell more than temporarily "a person can have several residences"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

No. 48, Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square. Dickens's Residence 1837-9 No. 48, Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square. Dickens's Residence 1837-9
Tavistock House, Tavistock Square. Dickens's Residence 1851-60 Tavistock House, Tavistock Square. Dickens's Residence 1851-60
No. 1, Devonshire Terrace, Regent's Park.—Dickens's Residence 1839-50 No. 1, Devonshire Terrace, Regent's Park.—Dickens's Residence 1839-50

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there
    • Residence Subsidence, as of a sediment.
    • Residence That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.
    • Residence The act or fact of residing, abiding, or dwelling in a place for some continuance of time; as, the residence of an American in France or Italy for a year. "The confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy."
    • Residence The place where anything rests permanently. "But when a king sets himself to bandy against the highest court and residence of all his regal power, he then, . . . fights against his own majesty and kingship."
    • Residence The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile. "Near the residence of Posthumus.""Johnson took up his residence in London."
    • Residence (Eng. Eccl. Law) The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts
    • n residence The act of residing or dwelling in a place permanently or for a considerable time.
    • n residence A place of residing or abode; especially, the place where a person resides; a dwelling; a habitation.
    • n residence That in which anything permanently rests or inheres.
    • n residence A remaining; or abiding where one's duties lie, or where one's occupation is properly carried on; ecclesiastical, the presence of a bishop in his diocese, a canon in his cathedral or collegiate church, or a rector or an incumbent in his benefice: opposed to non-residence.
    • n residence In law:
    • n residence The place where a man's habitation is fixed without any present intention of removing it therefrom; domicile.
    • n residence An established abode, fixed for a considerable time, whether with or without a present intention of ultimate removal. A man cannot fix an intentionally temporary domicile, for the intention that it be temporary makes it in law no domicile, though the abode may be sufficiently fixed to make it in law a residence in this sense. A man may have two residences, but only one can be his domicile. The bankruptcy law uses the term residence specifically, as contradistinguished from domicile, so as to free cases under it from the difficult and embarrassing presumptions and circumstances upon which the distinctions between domicile and residence rest. Residence is a fact easily ascertained, domicile a question difficult of proof. It is true that the two terms are often nsed as synonymous, but in law they have distinct meanings. (Bump.)
    • n residence The settling or settlement of liquors; the process of clearing, as by the settling of sediment.
    • n residence That which settles or is deposited, as the thick part of wine that has grown old in bottle.
    • n residence Any residue or remnant.
    • n residence Synonyms Domiciliation, inhabitancy, sojourn, stay.
    • n residence Home, domicile, mansion. See abide.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For drinking, washing, etc., an average American uses 168 gallons of water per day. The average American residence uses 107,000 gallons per year.
    • ns Residence act of dwelling in a place: place where one resides, a domicile: that in which anything permanently inheres: the settling of liquors
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  • Winston Churchill
    “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.”
  • Democritus
    “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”
  • Gwynn Thomas
    Gwynn Thomas
    “Why is it that wherever I go, the resident idiot heads straight for me?”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.”
  • Artur Schnabel
    Artur Schnabel
    “The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes --ah, that is where the art resides.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. résidence,. See Resident
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. residērere-, back, sedēre, to sit.


In literature:

His residence in Scotland enabled him to visit many places famous in Scottish history.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
Much barbaric state was maintained as he quitted his own residence.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
In 1789 his residence was on Friend Street.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
In the seventh or eighth month of my residence at Benares I wrote a short sermon in Hindustanee on John i.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
After this adventure Raymond travelled to Paris, where he resided for some time, and made the acquaintance of Arnold de Villeneuve.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
His residence was in a fashionable part of the city.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
The other guests were gentlemen residing or visiting in the neighborhood.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Their residence was a primitive one, even for those days.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
They walked back to the Residency, Ali Abid in the rear.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
The first point of observation was near the residence of Jos.
"A Full Description of the Great Tornado in Chester County, Pa." by Richard Darlington

In poetry:

Is called The Cedars, Muswell Hill,
Where he resides in affluence still,
To show what everybody might
"Charles Augustus Fortescue, Who always Did what was Right, and so accumulated an Immense Fortune." by Hilaire Belloc
A norrible tale I'm going to tell
Of the woeful tragedy which befell
A family that once resided
In the very same thoroughfare as I did;
"A Norrible Tale" by Anonymous British
If any one anything lacks,
He'll find it all ready in stacks,
If he'll only look in
On the resident Djinn,
Number seventy, Simmery Axe!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
'Tis better in some cave to hide,
And sometimes hear the gospel there —
Than in the richest vale reside,
Where one can ne'er the Gospel hear.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
Oh house of 'Ablah situated at Jiwaa,
talk with me about those who resided in you.
Good morning to you, O house of 'Ablah,
and be safe from ruin.
"The Poem of Antar" by Anonymous Asian
Leave not your sister to another;
As long as both of you reside
In the same house, who but her brother
Should point her books, her studies guide?
"The Duty Of A Brother" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Robert Lee "Bobby" Corbin , 56, a resident of Belington, departed this life at 7:35 pm Sunday, Oct 14, 2012, at his residence.
Jane Wylie (Seagrave) Cote , 83, passed away on March 18, 2012, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. She was a resident of Woonsocket and North Smithfield for most of her life, moving to the Buffalo, N.Y. Area to reside with her daughter Marilyn in 2004.
Deputies arrested Marianna resident Marvin Calhoun, 54 years old, along with Greenwood resident Richard Tucker, 46 years old, around 12:30 am Saturday.
Residents of Harriman Gardens apartment complex were evacuated from their residences Sunday evening because of a fire.
Jeanie Crocker , a recent resident of Steamboat Springs and longtime resident of Eagle, died Tuesday after a long illness.
Jeanie Crocker , 59, recent resident of Steamboat Springs and longtime resident of Eagle, died Tuesday after a long illness.
The Fremont Fire Department Smoke Detector Program aims to install the detectors in residences where the elderly, disabled and low-income families reside.
Two Lindley residents are facing multiple felony charges after Steuben County Sheriff's deputies and state troopers responding to a 911 call found a suspected meth lab, and a 12-year-old child, in their residence.
After the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority wrote letters to about 3,000 residents asking for easements to allow the WWTA to repair residents' lateral sewage lines, many people questioned the process.
Of East Aurora, formerly a 36-year resident of Grand Island, passed away Thursday, Aug 11, at his residence after a lengthy illness at age 79.
Barlow Township isn't the first Washington County district to consider using a single provider to haul trash for its residents, something residents objected to at a recent meeting.
Mildred "Penny" Ogle Weldon, 91, winter resident of Boca Grande, passed away on Friday, April 16, at her Charlotte County residence.
And Northeast Pennsylvania residents are opposed to the idea more than residents in any other region in the state.
A year ago, Minot residents were scrambling to flee the swollen and flooding Souris River, with sirens sounding in the city on June 22, 2011, to alert residents that it was time to leave the evacuation zones.
Thank you so much for incorporating our residents in your article — can't tell you what it means to our residents and their families.

In science:

Let P be the distribution of the random weighted tree (T, L), where L def= (L(v ))v∈T with L(v ) = eγS (v) /m(γ )|v| denoting the weight (as defined in Subsection 1.2) attached to the node v residing at S (v ).
A log-type moment result for perpetuities and its application to martingales in supercritical branching random walks
Several clouds of warm (∼ 104 K) gas reside within the Local Bubble.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
These characteristics suggested that the Earth resides within an X-ray emissive bubble which has displaced neutral material in the disk (1).
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
This distance range is thought to be similar to the Local Bubble’s radius, which was determined from data on a molecular cloud residing just inside the bubble boundary (10).
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
He realized that there is a close connection between the Hausdorff dimension of a set and the energies of measures residing on it.
Effectively closed sets of measures and randomness