Definition of palace in English:

palace

Syllabification: pal·ace
Pronunciation: /ˈpalis
 
/

noun

  • 1The official residence of a sovereign, archbishop, bishop, or other exalted person: the royal palace
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    • Officials charged with running the various royal palaces and residences have nothing to match this.
    • They are big by our standards today, but in Medieval England they were bigger than all buildings including royal palaces.
    • He was unlikely to be anywhere near his official palaces, which have been hit repeatedly in almost three weeks of air strikes.
    Synonyms
    royal/official residence, castle, chateau, mansion, stately home, schloss
  • 1.1 informal A large, splendid house.
    More example sentences
    • But above all, what is this about old huts and hill houses and tree palaces and new huts?
    • The palace did bring entertainment to south east London but not generally for the masses.
    • Meanwhile, BAC transforms itself into a holiday resort, complete with beaches, museums and palaces.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French paleis, from Latin Palatium, the name of the Palatine hill in Rome, where the house of the emperor was situated.

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