Definition of almshouse in English:


Syllabification: alms·house
Pronunciation: /ˈä(l)mzˌhous


  • A house built originally by a charitable person or organization for poor people to live in.
    More example sentences
    • Most of their income went on schools, almshouses, and the poor, and their charity attracted so many beggars that there was bad feeling in the village.
    • Salt built for his huge workforce a Congregational Church, 45 almshouses, 850 houses, plus schools, a hospital, library and bath houses - all neatly laid out in a grid.
    • Rev Ruth Scott, a mother of two, works as a part-time chaplain in Richmond Church Charity's seven almshouses.

More definitions of almshouse

Definition of almshouse in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody