Orphanage



[awr-fuh-nij] /ˈɔr fə nɪdʒ/

noun
1.
an institution for the housing and care of .
2.
the state of being an ; orphanhood.
3.
Archaic. collectively.
/ˈɔːfənɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an institution for orphans and abandoned children
2.
the state of being an orphan
n.

1570s, “condition of being an orphan,” from orphan (n.) + -age. Meaning “home for orphans” is from 1865 (earlier was orphan house, 1711).

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