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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the needy and homeless.

Usage examples (37)
  • "You all speak as if the poorhouse was a gaol," the doctor said testily.
  • In the building that was known as the poorhouse proper was the main office.
  • "The poorhouse is a sad place for a sick and helpless child," answered one.
  • To conceal the fact that the poorhouse was a miserable place to stay would have been an impossibility. for more
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