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Definition of "palace" []

  • The official residence of a royal personage. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The official residence of a high dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop. (noun)
  • A large or splendid residence. (noun)
  • A large, often gaudily ornate building used for entertainment or exhibitions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "palace" in a sentence
  • "Oswald and Corinne, having seen the Capitoline Hill the day before, began their walks by Mount Palatine; it was entirely occupied by the palace of the Cæsars, called _the golden palace_."
  • "A modern tourist, in "A Morning's Walk from London to Kew," characterizes the new palace as "the _Bastile palace_, from its resemblance to that building, so obnoxious to freedom and freemen."
  • "The term palace is not altogether inappropriate, for apparently the fort was occasionally used as a royal residence."