Definition of almshouse
1 British : a privately financed home for the poor
2 : poorhouse
Recent Examples of almshouse from the Web
Herald Harbor is still called Herald Harbor, but in the 1960s, Woodland Beach dubbed itself London Towne, the name of an earlier settlement on the peninsula and of a Colonial-era almshouse there.
The almshouse was built in 1857 on a 256-acre farm, now occupied by sites such as the Equestrian Center and the Harford County Parks & Recreation Department headquarters.
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ALMSHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of almshouse for English Language Learners
: a building in which poor people were allowed to live for free
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