halfway house


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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
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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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Then we can meet in the halfway house and have nice times.
But I alighted at the Halfway House, and breakfasted there, and walked the rest of the distance; for, I sought to get into the town quietly by the unfrequented ways, and to leave it in the same manner.
Before Kate had returned any reply, a queer little double knock announced that Miss La Creevy had called to see them; and when Miss La Creevy presented herself, Mrs Nickleby, though strongly disposed to be argumentative on the previous question, forgot all about it in a gush of supposes about the coach she had come by; supposing that the man who drove must have been either the man in the shirt-sleeves or the man with the black eye; that whoever he was, he hadn't found that parasol she left inside last week; that no doubt they had stopped a long while at the Halfway House, coming down; or that perhaps being full, they had come straight on; and, lastly, that they, surely, must have passed Nicholas on the road.
Informal tenders are being invited for 18.86 acres of farmland and buildings at Halfway House, Shrewsbury.
One of the important points discussed during the meeting is the establishment of the Centralized Halfway House in Central Luzon.
A groundbreaking ceremony of the Sarangani halfway house for former rebels was conducted around 1 p.m.
Anchorage District Court Judge David Wallace told Track Palin that he violated conditions of a plea agreement in the earlier case and must report to a halfway house at month's end.
NEIGHBOURS have called for the halfway house where tragic mum-of-two Charlotte Teeling was brutally murdered to be shut down.
'A halfway house will serve as a reintroduction of former rebels to society,' Ano said in a statement.
"A halfway house is a facility where various programmes ranging from psycho-social healing, education and skills training, and even health check-ups can be conducted.
During my internship, I also witnessed the battle over the halfway house. Unlike the men who had a halfway house next to the state prison, the women had no facility to ease their transition back into society.