halfway house

halfway house


: a place where people who have recently left a prison, mental hospital, etc., can live until they are considered ready to live by themselves

: something that combines the qualities or features of two different things

Full Definition of HALFWAY HOUSE

a :  a place to stop midway on a journey
b :  a halfway place in a progression
:  a residence for individuals after release from institutionalization (as for mental disorder, drug addiction, or criminal activity) that is designed to facilitate their readjustment to private life


  1. The car is the perfect halfway house between a family caravan and luxury sedan.

First Known Use of HALFWAY HOUSE


halfway house

noun half·way house \ˈhaf-ˈwā-, ˈhȧf-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HALFWAY HOUSE

:  a center for individuals after institutionalization (as for mental disorder or drug addiction) that is designed to facilitate their readjustment to private life


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