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

Definition of almshouse in English:


A house built originally by a charitable person or organization for poor people to live in.
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.
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