Definition of Orphanages

1. Noun. (plural of orphanage) ¹

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Definition of Orphanages

1. orphanage [n] - See also: orphanage

Medical Definition of Orphanages

1. Institutions for the housing and care of orphans, foundlings, and abandoned children. They have existed as such since the medieval period but the heading is applicable to such usage also in modern parlance. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orphanages

orphan asylum
orphan disease
orphan drug
orphan drug act
orphan drug production
orphan drugs
orphan medicine
orphan products
orphan site
orphan virus
orphan viruses
orphanages (current term)

Literary usage of Orphanages

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Child Welfare Work in California: A Study of Agencies and Institutions by William Henry Slingerland (1916)
"The orphanages were usually first in date of establishment, and are still first in the number ... Closely allied to the orphanages are the children's homes. ..."

2. Child Welfare Work in Pennsylvania: A Co-operative Study of Child-helping by William Henry Slingerland (1915)
"Taking the state as a whole, many of the congregate orphanages and homes are rapidly modernizing their work, methods, and equipment. ..."

3. Child Welfare in North Carolina by National Child Labor Committee (U.S.), Wiley Hampton Swift (1918)
"orphanages. Of the 21 orphanages caring for dependent children two provide for colored ... Children are committed to orphanages in various ways: by friends, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"An annual grant is made by the general council in favour of Catholic Indian Schools in the Western States and territories. 1171 orphanages. ..."

5. Efforts for Social Betterment Among Negro Americans: Report of a Social by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1909)
"These efforts are of all degrees of efficiency and betterment, and receive considerable contribution from whites. Section 12. orphanages. ..."

6. The Catholic Church in China from 1860 to 1907 by Bertram Wolferstan (1909)
"CHAPTER IV orphanages ON gth February 1871, the Chinese Government issued a ... In the matter of orphanages, for example, which had proved the source of so ..."

7. Labour Market and Social Policies in Romania by Oecd, Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (2000)
"Children in institutions: from orphanages to family care Reports about the dismal conditions in orphanages placed Romania on the front page of international ..."

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