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Definition of Residence


  1. 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.
  2. The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile.
  3. The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence.
  4. The place where anything rests permanently.
  5. Subsidence, as of a sediment.
  6. That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.

Residence Quotations

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.

I was a tried seaman when, for the first time, I set foot upon the soil of my country, and took up my residence where my people had lived for over two hundred years.
John Sergeant Wise

What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet? It ain't going to happen. That's the type of person that I am. I'm that lion.
Cam Newton

My first experience in the Netherlands was very pleasant, extremely pleasant. I mean, I got my residence permit, refugee status, within four weeks of arrival. People treated me extremely well.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can't teach poetry. This is ridiculous.
Norman MacCaig
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Residence Translations

residence in Afrikaans is woning
residence in Danish is lejlighed
residence in Dutch is woning, logies, onderkomen, kwartier
residence in German is Residenz, Wohnsitz
residence in Italian is residenza
residence in Latin is domus
residence in Spanish is residencia

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