Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

infirmary

play
noun in·fir·ma·ry \in-ˈfərm-rē, -ˈfər-mə-\

Simple Definition of infirmary

  • : a place where sick people stay and are cared for in a school, prison, summer camp, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infirmary

plural

infirmaries

  1. :  a place where the infirm or sick are lodged for care and treatment

Examples of infirmary in a sentence

  1. One of the students became ill and was sent to the infirmary.



15th Century

First Known Use of infirmary

15th century


INFIRMARY Defined for Kids

infirmary

play
noun in·fir·ma·ry \in-ˈfər-mə-rē\

Definition of infirmary for Students

plural

infirmaries

  1. :  a place for the care and housing of sick people




Medical Dictionary

infirmary

play
noun in·fir·ma·ry \in-ˈfərm-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of infirmary

plural

infirmaries

  1. :  a place especially in a school or college for the care and treatment of the sick




Learn More about infirmary


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up infirmary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

experimental frightening massive formless
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ