rest home
noun Date: 1925 an establishment that provides housing and general care for the aged or the convalescent

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  • rest home — rest homes N COUNT A rest home is the same as an old people s home …   English dictionary

  • rest home — n an establishment that provides housing and general care for the aged or the convalescent compare NURSING HOME …   Medical dictionary

  • rest home — n a place where old or sick people can live and be taken care of = ↑nursing home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rest home — rest ,home noun count OLD FASHIONED a RETIREMENT HOME …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rest home — rest′ home n. med a residential establishment that provides special care for convalescents and aged or infirm persons • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • rest home — ► NOUN ▪ a residential institution where old or frail people are cared for …   English terms dictionary

  • rest home — n. a residence equipped and staffed to provide general care, as for aged persons or convalescents …   English World dictionary

  • rest home — noun an institution where people are cared for a home for the elderly • Syn: ↑home, ↑nursing home • Derivationally related forms: ↑home (for: ↑home) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rest Home — Die Artikel Rest Home Projekt und Rest Home überschneiden sich thematisch. Hilf mit, die Artikel besser voneinander abzugrenzen oder zu vereinigen. Beteilige dich dazu an der Diskussion über diese Überschneidungen. Bitte entferne diesen Baustein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rest home — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rest home : singular rest home plural rest homes old fashioned an old people s home …   English dictionary

  • rest home —    an institution for the aged or mentally ill    Not punning on the fact that its residents will spend the rest of their lives there. For geriatrics:     A ninety two year old who died in a rest home. (J. Mitford, 1963)    and for those with… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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