noun or·phan·age \ˈr-fə-nij, ˈrf-nij\

: a place where children whose parents have died can live and be cared for : a home for orphans

Full Definition of ORPHANAGE

:  the state of being an orphan
:  an institution for the care of orphans

Examples of ORPHANAGE

  1. After the death of his parents, he was raised in an orphanage.

First Known Use of ORPHANAGE

circa 1580
ORPHANAGE Defined for Kids


noun or·phan·age \ˈr-fə-nij\

Definition of ORPHANAGE for Kids

:  a place where children who have lost their parents live and are cared for


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