What does the word Almshouse mean?

Usage examples for Almshouse

  1. Hampton Court is regarded by some travellers with pensive regard as a kind of almshouse for this class of the indigent, and institutions nearer home are described with a deferential courtesy and avoidance as homes for decayed gentlewomen. – From the Easy Chair, series 2 by George William Curtis
  2. Tabitha Porter was an old maid, upwards of sixty years of age, fifty- five of which she had sat in that same chimney- corner, such being the length of time since Peter's grandfather had taken her from the almshouse. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  3. She provides for us an almshouse in which we can take refuge when we are old and weary. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens