- 1A large and impressive building forming the official residence of a ruler, pope, archbishop, etc.: the royal palaceMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 • informal A large, splendid house or place of entertainment.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.
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.