- the act or fact of residing
- the fact or status of living or staying in a place while working, going to school, carrying out official duties, etc., esp. long enough to qualify for certain rights, privileges, etc.
- the place in which a person or thing resides; dwelling place; abode; esp., a house
- a large or imposing house; mansion
- the time during which a person resides in a place
Origin of residenceMiddle English from Middle French from Medieval Latin residentia