Definition of retirement home in English:

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retirement home

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noun

1A house or apartment in which a person lives in old age, especially one in a complex designed for the needs of old people.
Example sentences
  • Grandparents often live in their own house or a retirement home; women frequently work outside the home.
  • Shaun Lawson photographed residents in a retirement home for his Home Portraits series.
  • But they weren't ready for an apartment or a retirement home.
1.1An institution for elderly people needing care.
Example sentences
  • It is clear from the financial and affidavit materials filed that the only reasonable accommodation for Mrs. Schryer is at a long term care facility and retirement home.
  • As the average life span of Norwegians has increased, a shortage of nursing and retirement homes has developed.
  • The housing stock may prove inappropriate for future needs if more and more elderly end their days in retirement homes.

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Syllabification: re·tire·ment home

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