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 ?
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.
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
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.
They were accompanied by director of the Bahrain-based music distribution firm Copyright Company Noel Harrison, who presented DVDs worth BD400 to an all-girls orphanage during their trip.
The Australian Government is launching a new campaign to prevent Australians from inadvertently contributing to child exploitation through the practice of orphanage tourism, including by participating in misleading volunteer programs.
Summary: Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 20 (ANI): A Dhaka court has in its verdict in a corruption case against former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia underscored the non-existence of the 'Zia Orphanage Trust' when a grant of $1.
Presenting the items at the Susie Guneter Orphanage in Paynesville, outside Monrovia the 2nd Vice President of the Greater Monrovia Lion Club, says the gesture is part of his organization's social responsibility.
Guwahati: The Assam government on Tuesday ordered a magisterial probe into a girl's allegations of sexual abuse by the director of an orphanage in the state's Dhemaji district while police are on the lookout for the accused.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Sunday celebrated his 50th Birthday at the Orphanage homes in Abuja with a promise that inmates would a soon get free medical care and education in the Federal Capital Teritory, FCT and its environs
Karachi -- One of the leading welfare organizations in Pakistan, Al-Khidmat Foundation Sindh laid the foundation of an orphanage 'Aaghosh Centre' in Hala in Matiari district.