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.
The number of orphanages in certain popular tourist destinations has increased dramatically yet many of the children living in them have at least one living parent.
The number of orphanages and orphans is significantly decreasing annually in Kazakhstan, said the Ministry of Education and Science.
Orphanages benefiting from the humanitarian gesture of the Lion Club include Susie Guneter orphanage and Rocke of Divine Orphanage, amongst others.
Several orphanages were closed in Egypt over the past few months after reported torture and abuse cases surfaced.
Amicus Curie Bashir Ahmad Bashir highlighted what he called the decrepit condition of the buildings housing orphanages in various districts.
Summary: Minister for women Maneka Gandhi had tweeted she was examining issue of Sapkal's orphanages
1) There were two orphanages until 1917, when a compromise was negotiated between the two groups and a new supervisor and his wife were hired.
She shares their testimonies in hope of spreading the word about the benefits of orphanages in America, which Batson believes are better for children than living in foster homes.