from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The official residence of a royal personage.
- n. Chiefly British The official residence of a high dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.
- n. A large or splendid residence.
- n. A large, often gaudily ornate building used for entertainment or exhibitions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Official residence of a head of state or other dignitary, especially in a monarchical or imperial governmental system.
- n. A large and lavishly ornate residence.
- n. A large, ornate public building used for entertainment or exhibitions.
- v. To decorate or ornate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of high officers of state, and rooms for business, as well as halls for ceremony and reception.
- n. The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage.
- n. Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The house in which an emperor, a king or queen, a bishop, or other exalted personage lives: as, an imperial palace; a royal palace; a pontifical palace; a ducal palace.
- n. A magnificent, grand, or stately dwelling-place; a magnificent mansion or building.
- n. An inclosed place: a yard; a landing-place inclosed by pales (see palise) or walls.
- n. A cellar for the storing of fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large ornate exhibition hall
- n. official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
- n. the governing group of a kingdom
- n. a large and stately mansion
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.
Such a palace is always a U-shaped, lavish, monumental building, also known as a tecpan.
Both still exist, the palace is a museum, and Cortes 'home is now a fine restaurant, It is expensive, and definitely a splurge experience to eat there.
Caliph replied, “O Masrur, the palace is my palace and the girls are my property: furthermore my soul inclineth not to aught of this.”
HUNTER-GAULT: Critics have vowed to challenge what they call the palace constitution, if there is a court to hear it.
The entrance to the palace is at the end of an arched recess, and it is guarded night and day by twelve soldierly-looking white Bears.
Now, before you return to what you call the palace, and which looks to me like the main building of the Allegheny Brick
The long low-roofed building at the east side of the palace is the "Bungalow" to which frequent reference has been made. page 102