Definition of Madhouse

1. Noun. Pejorative terms for an insane asylum.




Definition of Madhouse

1. n. A house where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum; a bedlam.

Definition of Madhouse

1. Noun. A house where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum ¹

2. Noun. A place exhibiting stereotypical characteristics of such a house. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Madhouse

1. an insane asylum [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madhouse

madeleines
madelung deformity
mademoiselle
mademoiselles
maderise
maderised
maderises
maderize
maderized
maderizes
maderizing
madescent
madest
madge
madges
madhouse (current term)
madhouses
madia
madia oil
madia oil plant
madid
madidans
madindoline
madisterium
madjoun
madling
madlings
madly
madman
madmen

Literary usage of Madhouse

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1. Sketches of Turkey in 1831 and 1832 by James Ellsworth De Kay (1833)
"madhouse—Condition of the Insane—Great Improvement—Hospital•— Aqueduct of Valens—Still conducts Water, but in a different manner— Separate trading ..."

2. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1901)
"How it darkened the mind, hardened the heart, and poisoned life I It made the Universe a madhouse presided over by an insane God. Think ! ..."

3. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1841)
"... Person or Lunatic in such licensed madhouse or public Hospital or public Asylum, against the Parish which in the Opinion of the Sheriff would be liable, ..."

4. English Prose: Selections by Henry Craik (1895)
"... SIR LAUNCELOT IN THE madhouse So saying he retired, and our adventurer could not but think it was very hard that one man should not dare to ask the most ..."

5. Hochelaga: Or, England in the New World by George Warburton (1851)
"THE CONVENT THE madhouse. DURING a winter visit to one of the Canadian towns, an opportunity offered of my seeing the ceremony of the taking the black veil, ..."

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