almshousenoun [ C ]uk /ˈɑːmz.haʊs/ us /ˈɑːmz.haʊs/
Examples from literature
- Once at the wish of a friend I was visiting I went to carry some comforts to a neglected almshouse on a Western prairie.
- She soon earned quite a sum of money, which she placed at interest in the bank, and she was then able to take her grandmother out of the almshouse.
- The church and Court are beautifully placed above the old village and a picturesque group of almshouses line the upward way to them.
- Their monasteries were mission stations, which resembled ours in being dispensaries for the sick, almshouses for the poor, and nurseries of learning.
- There are numerous convents, almshouses, and schools.