soldiers' home

noun

: an institution maintained (as by the federal or a state government) for the care and relief of military veterans

Examples of soldiers' home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a Holyoke, Massachusetts, soldiers' home where 77 residents died of COVID-19, there was joy amid the heartbreak after the first vaccines were administered. Carter Evans, CBS News, 29 Dec. 2020 The state recorded its first pandemic death on March 20, and the toll quickly grew amid deadly outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities — including the deaths of nearly 80 veterans at a soldiers' home in Holyoke. Star Tribune, 12 Nov. 2020 Test results for five other residents who have died at the soldiers' home in Holyoke, about 90 miles west of Boston, are pending, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse said Tuesday. NBC News, 18 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soldiers' home was in 1860

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“Soldiers' home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soldiers%27%20home. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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