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Meaning of PALACE

Pronunciation:  'palis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
  2. [n]  a large and stately mansion
  3. [n]  a large ornate exhibition hall
  4. [n]  the governing group of a kingdom; "the palace issued an order binding on all subjects"

PALACE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: castle
 See Also: alcazar, Alhambra, authorities, Buckingham Palace, exhibition area, exhibition hall, government, great hall, hall, manse, mansion, mansion house, regime, residence, Tuileries, Tuileries Palace



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pal"ace\, n. [OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium,
fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, ? which
Augustus had his residence. Cf. {Paladin}.]
1. 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. --Chaucer.

2. The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished

3. Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.

{Palace car}. See under {Car}.

{Palace court}, a court having jurisdiction of personal
   actions arising within twelve miles of the palace at
   Whitehall. The court was abolished in 1849. [Eng.]
   --Mozley & W.

Computing Dictionary

A proprietary multi-user virtual reality-like talk system.

The Palace is distinguished from most other VR-like systems in that it is only two-dimensional rather than three; rooms, avatars, and "props" are made up of relatively small 2D bitmap images.

Palace is a crude hack, or lightweight, depending on your point of view.


Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a palace in your dream, symbolizes prominence and wealth. You are ready to utilize your full potential. Dreaming that you are the owner of a palace means that success is right within your reach.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Used now only of royal dwellings, although originally meaning simply (as the Latin word palatium, from which it is derived, shows) a building surrounded by a fence or a paling. In the Authorized Version there are many different words so rendered, presenting different ideas, such as that of citadel or lofty fortress or royal residence (Neh. 1:1; Dan. 8:2). It is the name given to the temple fortress (Neh. 2:8) and to the temple itself (1 Chr. 29:1). It denotes also a spacious building or a great house (Dan. 1:4; 4:4, 29: Esther 1:5; 7:7), and a fortified place or an enclosure (Ezek. 25:4). Solomon's palace is described in 1 Kings 7:1-12 as a series of buildings rather than a single great structure. Thirteen years were spent in their erection. This palace stood on the eastern hill, adjoining the temple on the south.

In the New Testament it designates the official residence of Pilate or that of the high priest (Matt. 26:3, 58, 69; Mark 14:54, 66; John 18:15). In Phil. 1:13 this word is the rendering of the Greek praitorion, meaning the praetorian cohorts at Rome (the life-guard of the Caesars). Paul was continually chained to a soldier of that corps (Acts 28:16), and hence his name and sufferings became known in all the praetorium. The "soldiers that kept" him would, on relieving one another on guard, naturally spread the tidings regarding him among their comrades. Some, however, regard the praetroium (q.v.) as the barrack within the palace (the palatium) of the Caesars in Rome where a detachment of these praetorian guards was stationed, or as the camp of the guards placed outside the eastern walls of Rome.

"In the chambers which were occupied as guard-rooms," says Dr. Manning, "by the praetorian troops on duty in the palace, a number of rude caricatures are found roughly scratched upon the walls, just such as may be seen upon barrack walls in every part of the world. Amongst these is one of a human figure nailed upon a cross. To add to the 'offence of the cross,' the crucified one is represented with the head of an animal, probably that of an ass. Before it stands the figure of a Roman legionary with one hand upraised in the attitude of worship. Underneath is the rude, misspelt, ungrammatical inscription, Alexamenos worships his god. It can scarcely be doubted that we have here a contemporary caricature, executed by one of the praetorian guard, ridiculing the faith of a Christian comrade."