el hospicio
-the orphanage
See the entry for hospicio.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (lodging for orphans)
a. orphanage
El bebé que encontraron fue llevado a un hospicio.The baby that was found was taken to an orphanage.
2. (lodging for the poor)
a. poorhouse
Los dos hermanos vivieron en un hospicio hasta que pudieron conseguir trabajo.The two brothers lived in a poorhouse until they could find work.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g., thou).
a. hospice
Cansados y sucios, los viajeros decidieron pernoctar en un hospicio.Weary and dirty, the travelers decided to spend the night in a hospice.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para niños)
a. orphanage, children's home
2. (para pobres)
a. poorhouse
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (para niños) orphanage
2 (para pobres) (Hist) poorhouse; (Religión) hospice
3 (S. Cone) (para ancianos) old people's home
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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