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
References in classic literature ?
She had listened -- this girl of eighteen, in the first week of her orphanage, had listened to the whole terrible revelation, word by word, as it fell from the lawyer's lips; and had never once betrayed herself
It was an elusive vision--a moment of bewildering darkness, and then, in a flash like daylight, the red masses of the Orphanage near the crest of the hill, the green tops of the pine trees, and this problematical object came out clear and sharp and bright.
If the woman had sent Kim up to the local Jadoo-Gher with those papers, he would, of course, have been taken over by the Provincial Lodge, and sent to the Masonic Orphanage in the Hills; but what she had heard of magic she distrusted.
He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
GAZA, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has distributed 300 parcels of humanitarian aid to children in Al-Amal Orphanage in Gaza Strip.
Memories of Thompson Orphanage: Charlotte, North Carolina shares the story of author Stella Batson and other orphans who spent their adolescence at Thompson Orphanage in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Donations to orphanages have notably declined after the Mecca Al-Mukarama Orphanage incident.
Contract award: "supply and installation of technological equipment for new services in the restructured orphanage.
Damascus, SANA -- "Syria Brings US Together" association organized Monday an entertainment activity at al-Aman orphanage in Damascus city in the framework of the activities of World Orphan Week, that is being celebrated all over Syria.
Orphanage manager Dr Anton Romanov told the Mirror: "These children have lost their parents, families, their health, security, love, care and attention.
When war broke out, Aberlour Orphanage saw almost 300 of its residents leave to fight in 1914.
Sarah Brook at God's Will Orphanage which she helped set up in 2012