Orphanage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrfənɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word orphanage
Brit.  |ˈɔːf(ə)nɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word orphanage

noun

- the condition of being a child without living parents(syn: orphanhood)

his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult

- a public institution for the care of orphans

Examples

After the death of his parents, he was raised in an orphanage.

He was raised in an orphanage.

his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult

A portion of the donations will be given to the orphanage.

Word forms

noun
singular: orphanage
plural: orphanages
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