noun, plural alms·hous·es [ahmz-hou-ziz] /ˈɑmzˌhaʊ zɪz/. Chiefly British.
- almost everywhere,
- almost periodic function,
Origin of almshouse
Examples from the Web for almshouse
It supported a grammar school, an almshouse for thirty-two poor people, and bestowed liberal gifts on the poor.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
No, he's going to start a roadhouse out on the almshouse drive in a few months; swell place, you know.Vandover and the Brute|Frank Norris
The mother and father, at one time inmates of the almshouse, are now supported by the town.
Of 188 persons who have been inmates of the Almshouse, none have been natives, and no foreigners except Irish.
Of course she mustn't go into an almshouse if she is rich; but she doesn't look rich.The Rebel of the School|Mrs. L. T. Meade