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My education was paid for by the RAF Benevolent Fund, so a charity school, run like an orphanage, with uniforms and beatings. It was tough, but it got me to Cambridge - like being a chrysalis suddenly becoming a butterfly.
Eric Idle

Meaning of "orphanage" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORPHANAGE

orphanage  [ˈɔːfənɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORPHANAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Orphanage is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORPHANAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

orphanage

Orphanage

An orphanage is a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans – children whose biological parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them. Biological parents, and sometimes biological grandparents, are legally responsible for supporting children, but in the absence of these or other relatives willing to care for the children, they become a ward of the state, and orphanages are one way of providing for their care, housing and education. It is frequently used to describe institutions abroad, where it is a more accurate term, since the word orphan has a different definition in international adoption. Although many people presume that most children who live in orphanages are orphans, this is often not the case with four out of five children in orphanages having at least one living parent and most having some extended family. Most orphanages have been closed in Europe and North America. There remain a large number of state funded orphanages in the former Soviet Bloc but many of them are slowly being phased out in favour of direct support to vulnerable families and the development of foster care and adoption services where this is not possible.

Definition of orphanage in the English dictionary

The definition of orphanage in the dictionary is an institution for orphans and abandoned children. Other definition of orphanage is the state of being an orphan.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORPHANAGE


alienage
ˈeɪljənɪdʒ
apanage
ˈæpənɪdʒ
appanage
ˈæpənɪdʒ
baronage
ˈbærənɪdʒ
cartonage
ˈkɑːt ənɪdʒ
commonage
ˈkɒmənɪdʒ
cousinage
ˈkʌz ənɪdʒ
cozenage
ˈkʌz ənɪdʒ
gallonage
ˈɡælənɪdʒ
parsonage
ˈpɑːsənɪdʒ
patronage
ˈpætrənɪdʒ
peonage
ˈpiːənɪdʒ
personage
ˈpɜːsənɪdʒ
siphonage
ˈsaɪfənɪdʒ
Stevenage
ˈstiːvənɪdʒ
vicinage
ˈvɪsənɪdʒ
villanage
ˈvɪlənɪdʒ
villeinage
ˈvɪlənɪdʒ
villenage
ˈvɪlənɪdʒ
wagonage
ˈwæɡənɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORPHANAGE

orotund
orotundity
Orozco
orphan
orphanhood
orphanism
orpharion
Orphean
orpheoreon
Orpheus
Orpheus in the Underworld
Orphic
orphically
Orphism
Orphistic
orphrey
orphreyed
orpiment
orpin
orpine

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORPHANAGE

amenage
carnage
coinage
comanage
cranage
drainage
empennage
espionage
industrial espionage
manage
micromanage
mismanage
overmanage
signage
stage-manage
tannage
teenage
thanage
tonnage
voisinage

Synonyms and antonyms of orphanage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «orphanage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORPHANAGE

Find out the translation of orphanage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of orphanage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «orphanage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

孤儿院
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

orfanato
570 millions of speakers

English

orphanage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनाथालय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دار الأيتام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

детский дом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

orfanato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনাথাশ্রম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

orphelinat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

anak yatim
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Waisenhaus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

孤児院
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고아원
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panti asuhan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trại trẻ mồ côi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனாதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनाथावस्था
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yetimhane
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orfanotrofio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sierociniec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дитячий будинок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

orfelinat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ορφανοτροφείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weeshuis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barnhem
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barnehjem
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of orphanage

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHANAGE»

The term «orphanage» is very widely used and occupies the 16.517 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHANAGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about orphanage

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10 QUOTES WITH «ORPHANAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word orphanage.
1
Rodney Atkins
I was a sickly baby, and after two sets of adoptive parents took me home, they returned me to the orphanage because of a serious respiratory infection. But as they say, the third time's a charm, because my mom and dad adopted me and took me into their home where I was raised in a family full of love.
2
Sam Brownback
I went to a number of foreign countries, and during whenever I went, I would try to go to an orphanage or a home for children. And I was seeing thousands of kids around the world that needed homes.
3
Madonna Ciccone
With all the chaos, pain and suffering in the world, the fact that my adoption of a child from who was living in an orphanage, you know, was the number one story for a week in the world. To me, that says more about our inability to focus on the real problems.
4
Gregory Corso
My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets.
5
Rachel Hunter
I'd like to open an animal orphanage in Kenya. I do a lot of work for Born Free.
6
Eric Idle
My education was paid for by the RAF Benevolent Fund, so a charity school, run like an orphanage, with uniforms and beatings. It was tough, but it got me to Cambridge - like being a chrysalis suddenly becoming a butterfly.
7
Lucy Larcom
The first real unhappiness I remember to have felt was when some one told me, one day, that I did not love God. I insisted, almost tearfully, that I did; but I was told that if I did truly love Him I should always be good. I knew I was not that, and the feeling of sudden orphanage came over me like a bewildering cloud.
8
George J. Mitchell
So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston. He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine, who gave him the name of Mitchell. He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married.
9
Eric Roberts
The earth is a great big orphanage for most animals.
10
Robert Wilson
My mother was a great typist. She said she loved to type because it gave her time to think. She was a secretary for an insurance company. She was a poor girl; she'd grown up in an orphanage, and she went to a business college - and then worked to put her brothers through school.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORPHANAGE»

Discover the use of orphanage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to orphanage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Building the Invisible Orphanage: A Prehistory of the ...
That generation introduced welfare in order to eliminate orphanages. This book examines the connection between the decline of the orphanage and the rise of welfare.
Matthew A. CRENSON, Matthew A Crenson, 2009
2
Orphanage
And will we pick the brightest and the toughest - or the ones with nothing left to lose? WAR IS AN ORPHANAGE Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities.
Robert Buettner, 2011
3
Oddfellow's Orphanage
In Oddfellow's Orphanage, Emily Martin brings a very strange place to life with her unique style of both art and writing. From the Hardcover edition.
Emily Winfield Martin, 2012
4
If Only These Walls Could Speak: An Orphanage Diary
This text tells the story of the Royal Albert Orphanage in Worcester.
Alan Hamblin, 2010
5
After the Orphanage: Life Beyond the Children's Home
While there is much literature on the experience of growing up in an orphanage, very few books examine life after institutional care. After the Orphanage is the first book to address how care-leavers adjust to life in the outside world.
‎2009
6
The Mommy Orphanage
At times funny, and at times touching, this book reinforces the bond between a parent and an adopted child, in an unique tale told from the point of view of a child who wonders what it would be like if there were orphanages where moms who ...
Cheryl W. Krass, Emily Krass, 2008
7
Eight Years in an Orphanage
This is a true real life story of how a young boy seven years old was uprooted from his familiar surroundings and placed in an orphanage at Barium Springs, NC. He stayed at the orphanage until he ran away when he was fifteen years old.
Jerry M. Drumm, 2011
8
Philadelphia's Progressive Orphanage: The Carson Valley School
Philadelphia's Progressive Orphanage clearly shows not only how Carson Valley has been shaped by a multitude of social, cultural, and political forces, but also how many of the reforms of the Progressive era remain in place today.
David R. Contosta, 1997
9
A Home of Another Kind: One Chicago Orphanage and the Tangle ...
Offers a history of the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum from 1860 through 1984, detailing changing priorities, policies, regulations, and theories concerning child welfare.
Kenneth Cmiel, 1995
10
Santiago's Children: What I Learned about Life at an ...
Reifenberg skillfully interweaves the story of the orphanage with the broader national and international forces that dramatically impact the lives of the kids.
Steve Reifenberg, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORPHANAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term orphanage is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Owatonna couple receives recognition for work on Orphanage
“We just wanted to ask the city council if we could put a statue in there to recognize what that grounds was, that it was an orphanage.”. «Southernminn.com, Jul 15»
2
Freeport Man Who Defamed Orphanage Founder Says He Doesn't …
Paul Kendrick accused Haitian orphanage founder Michael Geilenfeld of sexually abusing boys in his care and sent hundreds of emails to third ... «Maine Public Broadcasting, Jul 15»
3
Once an orphanage: Where those adrift come back to seek themselves
For more than 140 years this was the St Vincent de Paul's Boys' Orphanage. It was part of a chain of institutions run from the 1850s in Victoria ... «The Age, Jul 15»
4
Jury: Maine activist defamed Haiti orphanage founder with child …
PORTLAND, Maine – A Maine activist who publicized sexual abuse accusations against a Haiti orphanage founder defamed the man and a ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
5
Images: Airmen renovate Latvian orphanage [Image 17 of 18]
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Mays, an engineering assistant with the 139th Civil Engineer Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard works on ... «DVIDS, Jul 15»
6
Neighbors upset over housing proposed for former orphanage site
Kelly Novotny, who has lived in the Breezewood neighborhood for 20 years, holds up a sign in protest of a plan to bring 282 townhouses, ... «Newark Post, Jul 15»
7
Mission to bust traffickers at Haiti orphanage affects Utah man …
A police tip led Ballard to an illegal orphanage run by Yvrose Pressoir. This place was hellacious. You wouldn't let your dog live in this place. «KSL.com, Jul 15»
8
Secret South African orphanage cares for baby rhinos
The Rhino Orphanage takes extreme measures to protect its rhinos from poachers, barring all but selected visitors and not advertising its exact ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
9
Mayo community support Ugandan orphanage
Vera Kilgallon bravely decided to shave her hair and now the children from the school/orphanage have fresh water to drink where before they ... «Connaught Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
US and Latvian militaries renovate orphanage
The United States European Command (USEUCOM), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Riga and the Daugavpils Regional Council, ... «Public broadcasting of Latvia, Jul 15»

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