- of or relating to residence or to residences: a residential requirement for a doctorate.
- suited for or characterized by private residences: a residential neighborhood.
- not suitable or allocated for residencenonresidential areas
- not having residencenonresidential customers
- suitable for or allocated for residencea residential area
- relating to or having residence
adj.1650s, “serving as a residence,” from resident (n.) + -ial. Meaning “having to do with housing” is from 1856.