Palace definition

pălĭs
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The official residence of a king, emperor, bishop, etc.
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The official residence of a royal personage.
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Any large, magnificent house or building.
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A large and lavishly ornate residence.
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A large or splendid residence.
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A large, often gaudily ornate building used for entertainment or exhibitions.
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Official residence of a head of state or other dignitary, especially in a monarchical or imperial governmental system.
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A large, ornate public building used for entertainment or exhibitions.
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(archaic) To decorate or ornate.
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(soccer) Crystal Palace Football Club, a football team from London.
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(chiefly british) The official residence of a high dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.
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A large, ornate place of entertainment.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
palace
Plural:
palaces

Origin of palace

  • Middle English from Old French palais from Palātium , Palatine Hill, Rome (from its being the site where emperors built their homes), imperial residence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French palais, which comes from Latin palātium, from Palātium, in reference to the Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, where the aristocracy of the Roman Republic"”and later, Roman emperors"”built large, splendid residences. The name is ultimately either from Etruscan, the same source as Pales (“Pales, the Italic goddess of shepherds, flocks and livestock"), or Latin palus (“stake; enclosure").

    From Wiktionary