ADJ. desirable | palatial | official | royal | private | main, principal Versailles was the principal residence of the kings of France until 1793. | summer | country, town | family | student
2 living in a particular place
ADJ. long | permanent | temporary | main, normal, principal
VERB + RESIDENCE establish, take up The family took up temporary residence in the manor house. | remain in, stay in The family house was sold off but she remained in residence on the ground floor.
RESIDENCE + NOUN permit He has applied for a residence permit.
PREP. in ~ The flag flying above the palace indicates that the Queen is in residence.
PHRASES a change of residence, a hall of residence The university has two halls of residence for its postgraduate students. | a place of residence The notice was addressed to her last known place of residence.