American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A public institution for the care and protection of children without parents.
- n. The condition of being a child without parents.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being an orphan.
- n. An institution or home for orphans.
- n. Orphans collectively.
- n. A public institution for the care and protection of orphans.
- n. obsolete Orphanhood; the state of being an orphan.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being an orphan; orphanhood; orphans, collectively.
- n. An institution or asylum for the care of orphans.
- n. the condition of being a child without living parents
- n. a public institution for the care of orphans
- Attested since the 1570s; orphan + -age. (Wiktionary)
“The orphanage is 126 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince.”
“In plain English, the orphanage is dedicated to helping children grow up, get an education and find their place in the real world.”
“The orphanage is an absolute charity operation, under the wing of Grupo Amor, that new church in '92, now 1,800 strong with four Sunday services to accommodate growth.”
“They need to reassemble the band to save the orphanage, but their reward for saving the orphanage is putting the band back together.”
“For most people, the word orphanage conjures cold Dickensian images of cruelty to children -- and yet whenever I write that children under five should never be kept in institutional care, I hear from people who vigorously defend such facilities.”
“At the foot of Tapatio Plaza, we stopped at Instituto Cultural de Cabañas, formerly an orphanage from the 1800's.”
“Sixteenth Session – As we’re heading to a system overrun by kroath, the “Take An Orphan To Work Day” program backfires terribly as it turns out the guy who runs the orphanage is a spy.”
“If I have my way, I will be in orphanage or old people’s home given out things to them.”
“Because an orphanage is a safe place for kids and has to have a child protection system - it is to protect those children, Marot noted.”
“Live but sleepy from the orphanage were their soon to be children (Guimara and Davinson).”
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