orphanage
noun Date: circa 1580 1. the state of being an orphan 2. an institution for the care of orphans

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  • Orphanage — Or phan*age, n. 1. The state of being an orphan; orphanhood; orphans, collectively. [1913 Webster] 2. An institution or asylum for the care of orphans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orphanage — 1570s, condition of being an orphan, from ORPHAN (Cf. orphan) (n.) + AGE (Cf. age). Meaning home for orphans is from 1865 …   Etymology dictionary

  • orphanage — ► NOUN ▪ a residential institution for the care and education of orphans …   English terms dictionary

  • orphanage — [ôr′fən ij] n. 1. the condition of being an orphan 2. an institution that is a home for orphans …   English World dictionary

  • Orphanage — For other uses, see Orphanage (disambiguation). Former Berlin Pankow orphanage …   Wikipedia

  • orphanage — UK [ˈɔː(r)f(ə)nɪdʒ] / US [ˈɔrfənədʒ] noun [countable] Word forms orphanage : singular orphanage plural orphanages a building where orphans live and are looked after …   English dictionary

  • orphanage — or|phan|age [ˈo:fənıdʒ US ˈo:r ] n a large house where children who are orphans live and are taken care of ▪ He was raised in an orphanage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • orphanage — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)fənɪʤ[/t]] orphanages N COUNT An orphanage is a place where orphans live and are looked after …   English dictionary

  • orphanage — noun (C) a place where orphan children live: He was raised in a Catholic orphanage …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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