from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A private establishment that provides living quarters and care for the elderly or the chronically ill.

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  • n. A place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living, such as the elderly and younger adults with physical disabilities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an institution where people are cared for


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  • Once, when he had supper with an old boyfriend who asked about Josie and seemed to want to hear about the nursing home and the empty house in the town, Paul came close to confiding that his mother, as far as he knew, after an absence of many years, was now living in Enniscorthy as well.

    The Empty Family

  • It was almost dark a few days later when Paul arrived at the nursing home and waited in the hallway for the ambulance from Wexford to arrive.

    The Empty Family

  • Mrs. Ono has been moved to a nursing home recently, and her shop is closed down.

    Some Fun

  • I resumed my volunteer work at the Washington Home, a nursing home where I had worked previously, and especially enjoyed getting to spend time again with my dear little friend Frances Hammond.

    Barbara Bush

  • "If you enter a nursing home that has a higher proportion of people on antipsychotics, you are also likely to be put on antipsychotics," Briesacher said.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • I was engaged to marry Roly Peters, Mr Campion, and then he went and died in a hole-and-corner nursing home and left all his money to his brother.

    The Case of the Late Pig

  • Miss Lill lives in a nursing home in northeast D.C. The city is divided into four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • As the Swiss had particularly asked that these assurances come from the SS, Ribbentrop had been compelled, to his chagrin, to approach the Reichs - f├╝hrer, and had taken the path, trodden by so many other senior Nazis that March, to Dr. Gebhardt's nursing home at Hohenlychen.


  • Nurse Armstrong belonged to an expensive nursing home in Great Wimpole Street.

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • She remembered the clouds in New Jersey floating over the trimmed grounds of the nursing home as she crouched next to Raoul Elliott's wheelchair.

    Manhattan Is My Beat


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