Part of speech: noun

The state of being an orphan.

Part of speech: noun

An orphan asylum.

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Usage examples "orphanage":

  1. Aurora had met her at Mrs. Satterlee's during a meeting appointed to raise funds for the Protestant orphanage. - "Aurora the Magnificent", Gertrude Hall.
  2. Around a central Buddhist temple is a modern- built hospital, an orphanage and several schools for poor children. - "Buddhism and Buddhists in China", Lewis Hodus.
  3. She, too, had a girl carer from the orphanage, a little nurse, dressed in a blue cape, who never left her side. - "Letters from my Windmill", Alphonse Daudet.