What does the word madhouse mean?

Usage examples for madhouse

  1. That's the way to the madhouse or the monastery. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. He must not let people know he had done it; they would find out he was mad; they would shut him up in a madhouse; they would shrink from him in loathing and horror. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  3. When the young man was at the foot of the throne, the Caliph thus addressed him: Halechalbe, I have been informed that you have been confined in a madhouse, by a series of the most extraordinary adventures: recover your spirits, and be assured that I am anxious to do justice to all my subjects. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various