Definition of halfway house noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    halfway house

    ; NAmE
    Hospitals, Prison
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  1. 1[singular] (British English) something that combines the features of two very different things
  2. 2[countable] a place where prisoners, patients with mental health problems, etc. can stay for a short time after leaving a prison or hospital, before they start to live on their own again See related entries: Hospitals, Prison
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: halfway house