rest home

noun

Definition of rest home 

: an establishment that provides housing and general care for the aged or the convalescent

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Shortly after the interview, Mike put her in a rest home. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'60 Minutes' charts Alzheimer's devastation over decade," 19 Apr. 2018 Perdue was last seen leaving the rest home around 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "NC searchers call in drone to search for disabled man | Charlotte Observer," 31 Jan. 2018 Desperate searchers called in a drone to look for a mentally disabled man who wandered from a Lincoln County rest home more than a week ago. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "NC searchers call in drone to search for disabled man | Charlotte Observer," 31 Jan. 2018 Zervas has watched people eat some of their lunch and take the rest home for dinner. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A new part of the Hart: Meet the new director of Wauwatosa Hart Park Senior Center," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rest home

1925, in the meaning defined above

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rest home

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English Language Learners Definition of rest home

: a place where people who are old or who are unable to take care of themselves can live and be taken care of

rest home

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Medical Definition of rest home 

: an establishment that provides housing and general care for the aged or the convalescent

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