noun, plural madhouses
[mad-hou-ziz] /ˈmædˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a hospital for the confinement and treatment of mentally disturbed persons.
a wild, confused, and often noisy place, set of circumstances, etc.:
The office was a madhouse today.
a mental hospital or asylum
a state of uproar or confusion
1680s, from mad + house (n.). Figurative use by 1919.
A scene of confusion: a madhouse at the grocery store
[muhd-yuh bah-ruht, -ruh t] /ˈmʌd yə ˈbɑ rʌt, -rət/ noun 1. a former state of central India; now included in Madhya Pradesh. /ˈmʌdjə ˈbɑːrət/ noun 1. a former state of central India: part of Madhya Pradesh since 1956
[muhd-yuh-pruh-deysh, prah-desh] /ˈmʌd yə prəˈdeɪʃ, ˈprɑ dɛʃ/ noun 1. a state in central India. 171,201 sq. mi. (443,411 sq. km). Capital: Bhopal. /ˈmʌdjə prɑːˈdɛʃ/ noun 1. a state of central India, situated on the Deccan Plateau: rich in mineral resources, with several industrial cities: formerly the largest Indian state, it lost much of the SE […]
[mahd-yuh-mi-kuh] /mɑdˈyʌ mɪ kə/ noun, Buddhism. 1. a school of philosophy, of a.d. c200, that attempted a reconciliation with Hinayana from a Mahayana position.
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