What does the word orphanage mean?

Usage examples for orphanage

  1. Around a central Buddhist temple is a modern- built hospital, an orphanage and several schools for poor children. – Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus
  2. 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 by Alphonse Daudet