foundling


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found·ling

 (found′lĭng)
n.
A deserted or abandoned child of unknown parentage.

[Middle English, from found, past participle of finden, to find; see find.]

foundling

(ˈfaʊndlɪŋ)
n
an abandoned infant whose parents are not known
[C13: foundeling; see find]

found•ling

(ˈfaʊnd lɪŋ)

n.
an infant found abandoned; a child without a known parent or guardian.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foundling - a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknownfoundling - a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown
babe, baby, infant - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
Translations
nahočenahod

foundling

[ˈfaʊndlɪŋ]
A. Nniño/a m/f expósito/a, inclusero/a m/f
B. CPD foundling hospital Ninclusa f

foundling

nFindling m, → Findelkind nt; foundling hospitalFindelhaus nt, → Findelheim nt

foundling

[ˈfaʊndlɪŋ] ntrovatello/a
References in classic literature ?
This pretended foundling is a real monster of abomination," resumed Jehanne.
exclaimed Agnes; "those poor nurses yonder in the foundling asylum, which forms the lower end of the lane as you go to the river, just beside Monseigneur the bishop
She had a foundling baby asleep on her lap; and she was teaching the alphabet to an ugly little vagabond girl whose acquaintance she had first made in the street.
She declared that her future life was devoted to acts of charity, typified, of course, by the foundling infant and the ugly little girl.
So one day, five or six years ago now, when we took Pet to church at the Foundling--you have heard of the Foundling Hospital in London?
From the Consistory, from the Senate, from the University, from the Foundling Hospital, the Suffragan has sent.
That may sound well enough, but it won't do; every man must look after his own soul; you can't lay it down at another man's door like a foundling and expect him to take care of it; and don't you see, if you are always sitting on your box waiting for a fare, they will say,
And I'm oppressed and humiliated that they won't engage me at the Foundling," the old prince said again, to the huge delight of Turovtsin, who in his mirth dropped his asparagus with the thick end in the sauce.
This Boot was a lone house of public entertainment, situated in the fields at the back of the Foundling Hospital; a very solitary spot at that period, and quite deserted after dark.
And these were friendly unto those, and they joined their loving labors together, and together they built a fair great foundling asylum midway of the valley between.
The man carried me to the foundling asylum, where I was registered under the number 37.
It was one of the misguided Medora's many peculiarities to flout the unalterable rules that regulated American mourning, and when she stepped from the steamer her family were scandalised to see that the crape veil she wore for her own brother was seven inches shorter than those of her sisters-in-law, while little Ellen was in crimson merino and amber beads, like a gipsy foundling.