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.
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orphanage

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

[ˈɔːrfənɪdʒ] norphelinat m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

orphanage

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

orphanage

[ˈɔːfənɪdʒ] norfanotrofio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

orphanage

n. orfanato, hospicio, asilo de huérfanos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

orphanage

n orfanato, orfelinato, orfanatorio
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References in classic literature ?
We're getting a little boy from an orphan asylum in Nova Scotia and he's coming on the train tonight."
From an orphan asylum! Well, the world was certainly turning upside down!
Why, it was only last week I read in the paper how a man and his wife up west of the Island took a boy out of an orphan asylum and he set fire to the house at night--set it ON PURPOSE, Marilla--and nearly burnt them to a crisp in their beds.
"Only don't say I didn't warn you if he burns Green Gables down or puts strychnine in the well--I heard of a case over in New Brunswick where an orphan asylum child did that and the whole family died in fearful agonies.
"Because," replied the Man, "the Baby belongs to the Orphan Asylum."
Each sang his indictive narrative in turn, accompanied by the whole orchestra of sixty instruments, and when this had continued for some time, and one was hoping they might come to an understanding and modify the noise, a great chorus composed entirely of maniacs would suddenly break forth, and then during two minutes, and sometimes three, I lived over again all that I suffered the time the orphan asylum burned down.
After he died, she went altogether bad, and so I went into the orphan asylum. It wasn't any too good there, and I had three years of it.
When you left the orphan asylum and how old you were, how long you worked in the jute mills, the cannery, the paper-box factory, the laundry--maybe you think I can't do addition.
"I was in hopes you would perform your promise to your cousin Katherine, now Miss Miller is gone, and make your portion of the garments for the Orphan Asylum," returned Miss Emmerson gravely.
"I'm only the fellow that set fire to an orphan asylum, and murdered a blind man for his pennies."
That forest-dell, where Lowood lay, was the cradle of fog and fog- bred pestilence; which, quickening with the quickening spring, crept into the Orphan Asylum, breathed typhus through its crowded schoolroom and dormitory, and, ere May arrived, transformed the seminary into an hospital.
I will put those two little ones and Polenka into some good orphan asylum, and I will settle fifteen hundred roubles to be paid to each on coming of age, so that Sofya Semyonovna need have no anxiety about them.