an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road.
any place considered as midway in a course.
a residence for former mental patients, convicts, or recovering drug users or alcoholics that serves as a transitional environment between confinement and the return to society.
a place to rest midway on a journey
the halfway point in any progression
a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, mental patients, etc
(Brit) a compromise: a halfway house between fixed and floating exchange rates
halfway house half·way house (hāf’wā’)
A rehabilitation facility for individuals, such as mental patients or substance abusers, who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or other institution but who are not yet prepared to return to their communities.
noun 1. a loose boot extending to just above the ankle and usually worn under the trousers.
[hwahyt, wahyt] /ʰwaɪt, waɪt/ adjective, whiter, whitest. 1. of the color of pure snow, of the margins of this page, etc.; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light. 2. light or comparatively light in color. 3. (of human beings) belonging to a group marked by slight pigmentation of the skin, often […]
[half-wit, hahf-] /ˈhælfˌwɪt, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a person who is feeble-minded. 2. a person who is foolish or senseless; dunderhead. /ˈhɑːfˌwɪt/ noun 1. a feeble-minded person 2. a foolish or inane person n. 1670s, originally “a would-be wit whose abilities are mediocre;” sense of “simpleton” (one lacking all his wits) is first attested 1755. Half-wits […]
[half-wit, hahf-] /ˈhælfˌwɪt, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a person who is feeble-minded. 2. a person who is foolish or senseless; dunderhead. n. 1670s, originally “a would-be wit whose abilities are mediocre;” sense of “simpleton” (one lacking all his wits) is first attested 1755. Half-wits are fleas; so little and so light, We scarce could know they […]