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Line breaks: pal¦ace
Pronunciation: /ˈpalɪs

Definition of palace in English:


1A large and impressive building forming the official residence of a ruler, pope, archbishop, etc. the royal palace
More 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.
royal/official residence, castle, mansion, stately home;
in Francechâteau;
in Italypalazzo;
in German-speaking countriesschloss;
in Spainalcazar
in Turkey , historical seraglio
1.1 informal A large, splendid house or place of entertainment.
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.

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