orphanage

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noun or·phan·age \ˈȯr-fə-nij, ˈȯrf-nij\

Definition of orphanage

  1. 1 :  the state of being an orphan

  2. 2 :  an institution for the care of orphans

Examples of orphanage in a sentence

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

1579

First Known Use of orphanage

1579


ORPHANAGE Defined for English Language Learners

orphanage

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noun or·phan·age \ˈȯr-fə-nij, ˈȯrf-nij\

Definition of orphanage for English Language Learners

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


ORPHANAGE Defined for Kids

orphanage

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noun or·phan·age \ˈȯr-fə-nij\

Definition of orphanage for Students

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



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