Definition of orphanage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɔːfənɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrfənɪdʒ//
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a home for children whose parents are dead She was brought up in an orphanage. He spent most of his childhood in an orphanage. My sister and I were adopted from an orphanage.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: orphanage