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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

halfway house

n (hostel) centro di riadattamento alla vita sociale per ex detenuti (fig) → via di mezzo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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