settlement house

noun

Definition of settlement house

: an institution providing various community services especially to large city populations

First Known Use of settlement house

1907


SETTLEMENT HOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

settlement house

noun

Definition of settlement house for English Language Learners

  • : a place or organization that provides various community services to people in a crowded part of a city


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