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alms·house

 (ämz′hous′)
n.
1. A poorhouse.
2. Chiefly British A home for the poor that is maintained by private charity.

almshouse

(ˈɑːmzˌhaʊs)
n
1. (Historical Terms) history Brit a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy
2. chiefly Brit another name for poorhouse

alms•house

(ˈɑmzˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. Brit. a private establishment for housing the poor.
[1350–1400]

almshouse

Housing endowed by a public or private charity for use by the poor.
Translations

almshouse

[ˈɑːmzhaʊs] N (almshouses (pl)) → hospicio m, casa f de beneficencia

almshouse

alms-house [ˈɑːmzhaʊs] nhospice m

almshouse

[ˈɑːmzˌhaʊs] nospizio
References in classic literature ?
All the men and maids of the house, the old women of the Alms House, whom the elder Sir Pitt had cheated out of a great portion of their due, the parish clerk's family, and the special retainers of both Hall and Rectory were habited in sable; added to these, the undertaker's men, at least a score, with crapes and hatbands, and who made goodly show when the great burying show took place--but these are mute personages in our drama; and having nothing to do or say, need occupy a very little space here.
The alms house is one of the few building gems that Birmingham has and the ornamental railings were an integral part of the building's original design.
They range from alms house style bungalows, built around a courtyard garden, priced from pounds 75,995 for two bedrooms, to large, detached family homes.
Another star attraction may be a substantial Victorian Grade II listed Alms House property in Handsworth which provided supervised units for older couples and singles until recently.
They stood in the Holy Jesus Hospital next to the Swan House roundabout from 1882 when it was an alms house until 1937.
Although entry was free, participants were invited to obtain as much sponsorship as possible, with all proceeds being shared between Marie Curie Cancer Care, ChildLine, and Berrow Cottage Homes, the alms house charity based in Knowle.
ANN EVANS visits a woman whose beautiful alms house, a stone's throw from the busy ringway, boasts a garden full of scented flowers and a wall steeped in history
Also named in the report was the St John's Hospital Trust, which runs an alms house in Lichfield, the Abbeyfield Society Ltd, which runs sheltered housing in Worcester, the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association and the Hereford Society for Aiding the Industrious.
Before that, the 17th century building was used as an alms house for wounded soldiers returning from World War One.
DIANE Stead of Kings Heath's great-great-great-grandfather died from "Decay of Nature" in 1868 at Hosyer's Alms House in Ludlow.
Burns found "a truancy law straight out of `Oliver Twist'" passed in 1879, by which any "miscreant would be sent to the Monson Alms House," or some other place of "confinement, instruction, and discipline.