foster home
noun Date: 1886 a household in which an orphaned, neglected, or delinquent child is placed for care

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • foster home — n: a household in which care is provided to a child who has been orphaned or removed from the home of his or her natural parents (as for reasons of abuse, neglect, or delinquency) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • foster home — n. a home in which a child or children are raised by people other than their natural or adoptive parents …   English World dictionary

  • foster home — noun a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social service agency) (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑family, ↑household, ↑house, ↑home, ↑menage * * * noun : a household in which an orphaned …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster-home — fosˈter home noun • • • Main Entry: ↑foster …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster home — fos′ter home′ n. soc a household in which a child is given parental care by someone other than its birth parent or adoptive parent …   From formal English to slang

  • foster home — A home for children without parents or who have been taken from their parents …   Black's law dictionary

  • foster home — A home for children without parents or who have been taken from their parents …   Black's law dictionary

  • foster home — a household in which a child is raised by someone other than its natural or adoptive parent. * * * …   Universalium

  • foster home — /ˈfɒstə hoʊm/ (say fostuh hohm) noun a household in which a child is raised by a person or persons other than its natural father or mother …   Australian English dictionary

  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends — Intertitle Genre Animated series, Fantasy, Sitcom Created by Craig McCracken …   Wikipedia

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