American English

Definition of residence noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈrɛzəˌdɛns//
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  1. 1[countable] a house, especially a large or impressive one a beautiful family residence for sale (= for example, in an advertisement) The White House is the President's official residence.
  2. 2[uncountable] the state of living in a particular place (formal) They were not able to take up residence in their new home until the spring. Please state your occupation and place of residence. The flag flies when the Queen is in residence.
  3. 3(also residency) [uncountable] permission to live in a country that is not your own They have been denied residence in this country. a residence permit
  4. Idioms
    in residence
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    having an official position in a particular place such as a college or university a writer in residence
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: residence