the condition of being a child without living parents; "his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult"
a public institution for the care of orphans
a group home maintained for the care, custody and control of children who have no parents or guardians
an asylum set up as a shelter or refuge for infants and children who do not have parents or guardians
an institution dedicated to caring for orphan s (children who have lost their parents)
an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (childrenwithout living parents)
institution in a foreign country where children are placed because they are orphaned, abandoned, or their parents are unable to care for them.
a building where orphans are cared for
an institution that houses children who are orphaned, abandoned, or whose parents are unable to care for them. Orphanages are rarely used in the United States, although they are frequently used in other countries.
An orphanage (historically an orphan's asylum before the latter word took on its modern insane asylum connotation) is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children who have lost their parents) and abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Largely seen as an inferior alternative to foster care and adoption, orphanages may be privately or publicly funded, and many are run by religious organizations.