1 [countable] formal
a house, especially a large or official one:
the ambassador's official residence
legal permission to live in a country for a certain period of time [= residency]:
a residence permit
Jeff has permanent residence in Canada, but is still a US citizen.
3 [uncountable] formal
the state of living in a place [= residency]:
Rome was his main place of residence.
an artist etc who has been officially chosen by a college or other institution to work there
to start living in a place:
He took up residence in Chicago.
living in a place at a particular time
The emperor was in residence at his summer palace.