Definition of nursing home noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


nursing home

BrE BrE//ˈnɜːsɪŋ həʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɜːrsɪŋ hoʊm//
Old age
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a small private hospital, especially one where old people live and are cared for Eventually she had to give up her house and go into a nursing home. More Like This Compound nouns with –ing forms airing cupboard, answering machine, asking price, baking powder, betting shop, boarding school, booking office, bowling alley, breathing space, breeding ground, changing room, clotting factor, cutting room, draining board, drinking water, eating apple, housing estate, icing sugar, living room, meeting place, nursing home, punching bag, racing car, sleeping pill, starting point, tuning fork, waiting room, working partySee worksheet. See related entries: Old age
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nursing home