group home


: a residence for persons requiring care or supervision

Example Sentences

a group home for young adults with disabilities
Recent Examples on the Web When a judge orders vaccination for a youngster living in a group home, however, a state appeals court says the youth must comply despite a parent's religious objection. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2023 The new film circles back to the opening, and the backstory, of the first film: Adonis’s troubled childhood years in a group home. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2023 Snow’s grandson, Jaylen Poole, was discharged from a group home in December. Ginny Monk, Hartford Courant, 21 Feb. 2023 She got caught and was put in a group home. Rachel Lauren Mueller, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2022 Rose Mary Washam, 58, lived in a group home in Oscoda run by the AuSable Valley Community Mental Health Authority in 2003. Jennifer Dixon,, 9 Sep. 2022 Dame and Donnie were once roommates in a group home and as close as brothers, but only Dame paid the price after an altercation at a gas station turned suddenly violent years ago. Leah Greenblatt,, 24 Feb. 2023 She was confined for nearly two decades in institutions, all along wishing that she could be transferred to a more suitable setting, like a group home in her own community. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2022 The officer followed up with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and learned that the lost young man was a resident of a group home in their jurisdiction. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 10 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of group home was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Group home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

group home

: a residence for persons (as developmentally disabled individuals or foster children) requiring care, assistance, or supervision
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