almshouse

[[t]ɑ͟ːmzhaʊs[/t]]
almshouses
N-COUNT
Almshouses are houses in Britain which were built and run by charities to provide accommodation for poor or old people who could not afford to pay rent.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Almshouse — bezeichnet mehrere gleichnamige, im NRHP gelistete, Objekte: Almshouse (Cambridge), Massachusetts, ID Nr. 82001908 Almshouse (Stoneham), Massachusetts, ID Nr. 84002464 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Almshouse — Alms house , n. A house appropriated for the use of the poor; a poorhouse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • almshouse — (n.) mid 15c., from ALMS (Cf. alms) + HOUSE (Cf. house) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • almshouse — ► NOUN ▪ a house founded by charity, offering accommodation for the poor …   English terms dictionary

  • almshouse — [ämz′hous΄] n. 1. Archaic a home for people too poor to support themselves; poorhouse 2. Brit. a privately endowed home for the disabled or aged poor …   English World dictionary

  • Almshouse — Almshouses are charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain… …   Wikipedia

  • almshouse — /ahmz hows /, n., pl. almshouses / how ziz/. Chiefly Brit. 1. a house endowed by private charity for the reception and support of the aged or infirm poor. 2. (formerly) a poorhouse. [1350 1400; ME almes hous. See ALMS, HOUSE] * * * ▪ American… …   Universalium

  • almshouse — A house for the publicly or privately supported paupers of a city or county; may also be termed a mission . In England an almshouse is not synonymous with a workhouse or poorhouse, being supported by private endowment …   Black's law dictionary

  • almshouse — noun Date: 14th century 1. British a privately financed home for the poor 2. poorhouse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • almshouse — noun A building of residence for the poor, sick or elderly of a parish. Originally founded by the Church. Usually a charity relying on donations for funding …   Wiktionary

  • almshouse — alms|house [ˈa:mzhaus] n in Britain in the past, a house where a poor person was allowed to live without paying rent …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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