orphanage

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or·phan·age

 (ôr′fə-nĭj)
n.
1. A public institution for the care and protection of children without parents.
2. The condition of being a child without parents.

orphanage

(ˈɔːfənɪdʒ)
n
1. an institution for orphans and abandoned children. Also called: children's home
2. the state of being an orphan

or•phan•age

(ˈɔr fə nɪdʒ)

n.
1. an institution for the housing and care of orphans.
2. the state of being an orphan.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orphanage - the condition of being a child without living parentsorphanage - the condition of being a child without living parents; "his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult"
condition - a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
2.orphanage - a public institution for the care of orphans
institution - an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
Translations
مَيْتَم
sirotčinec
børnehjem
orfejo
یتیم خانه
sirotište
árvaház
munaðarleysingjahælimunaîarleysingjahæli
sirotinec
sirotišnica
sirotište
öksüzler yurduyetimhane
اناتھ اشرم

orphanage

[ˈɔːfənɪdʒ] N
1. (= institution) → orfanato m, orfanatorio m (Mex)
2. (= state) → orfandad f

orphanage

[ˈɔːrfənɪdʒ] norphelinat m

orphanage

nWaisenhaus nt

orphanage

[ˈɔːfənɪdʒ] norfanotrofio

orphan

(ˈoːfən) noun
a child who has lost both parents (rarely only one parent). That little girl is an orphan; (also adjective) an orphan child.
ˈorphanage (-nidʒ) noun
a home for orphans.

orphanage

n. orfanato, hospicio, asilo de huérfanos.

orphanage

n orfanato, orfelinato, orfanatorio
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