almshouse

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɑːmzhaʊs/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ämzhous′)

Inflections of 'almshouse' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": almshouses

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
alms•house  (ämzhous′),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -hous•es (ämzhous′),USA pronunciation [Chiefly Brit.]
  1. British Termsa house endowed by private charity for the reception and support of the aged or infirm poor.
  2. British Terms(formerly) a poorhouse.
  • Middle English almes hous. See alms, house 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
almshouse /ˈɑːmzˌhaʊs/ n
  1. Brit a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy
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