halfway house


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halfway house

n.
1. A rehabilitation center where people who have left an institution, such as a hospital or prison, are helped to readjust to the outside world.
2. A stopping place, such as an inn, that marks the midpoint of a journey.

halfway house

n
1. a place to rest midway on a journey
2. the halfway point in any progression
3. (Social Welfare) a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, former psychiatric patients, etc
4. (Banking & Finance) Brit a compromise: a halfway house between fixed and floating exchange rates.

half′way house`


n.
1. an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road.
2. a temporary residence for persons newly released from psychiatric hospitals, prisons, or other institutions.
Translations

halfway house

nGasthaus ntauf halbem Weg; (= hostel)offene Anstalt; (fig)Zwischending nt; we could stop off at the King’s Head, that’s a halfway housewir können im „King’s Head“ einkehren, das liegt auf halbem Wege; it is a halfway house between democracy and …das ist ein Zwischending zwischen Demokratie und …; (non-temporal) → es nimmt eine Zwischenstellung zwischen Demokratie und … ein

halfway house

n (hostel) centro di riadattamento alla vita sociale per ex detenuti (fig) → via di mezzo

halfway house

n (US) casa de rehabilitación (esp. para drogadictos y alcohólicos después de tratamiento y antes de volver a la sociedad)
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Then we can meet in the halfway house and have nice times.
But I alighted at the Halfway House, and breakfasted there, and walked the rest of the distance; for, I sought to get into the town quietly by the unfrequented ways, and to leave it in the same manner.
Before Kate had returned any reply, a queer little double knock announced that Miss La Creevy had called to see them; and when Miss La Creevy presented herself, Mrs Nickleby, though strongly disposed to be argumentative on the previous question, forgot all about it in a gush of supposes about the coach she had come by; supposing that the man who drove must have been either the man in the shirt-sleeves or the man with the black eye; that whoever he was, he hadn't found that parasol she left inside last week; that no doubt they had stopped a long while at the Halfway House, coming down; or that perhaps being full, they had come straight on; and, lastly, that they, surely, must have passed Nicholas on the road.
At the Halfway House a guest had his face and neck cut as the pair demanded his wallet and the keys to the hotel.
The charity is raising money to open a halfway house for head, neck and oral cancer patients following treatment at the city's University Hospital of Wales.
They provide inmates with a master treatment plan and a comprehensive assessment that halfway house staff can use to assist residents as they plan for their immediate future in halfway houses.
The regime of a halfway house still placed considerable limits on personal freedom, the source said.
Like the dead-end residents of Infinite Jest's halfway house, Wallace is an addict, in recovery from a serious irony problem, and, like all twelve-steppers, he is prone to relapse now and again.
Both literally and metaphorically, it is a halfway house - but it is also a beautifully realised example of architecture's therapeutic potential.
With about 10 million workers in Metro Manila looking for living spaces near their work places, the halfway house concept is the better alternative to bed-spacing or renting in dormitories and sharing apartments in the weekday where our buyers can enjoy quality of life while retaining their primary residences outside the metropolis which they can come home to in the weekends,' Atencio said.
the programmes provided by such treatment centre or halfway house.
Rikki James Todd was left fighting for life after he was involved in a fracas outside the Halfway House pub in Station Road, Camperdown, North Tyneside.