an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road.
any place considered as midway in a course.
a residence for former mental patients, convicts, or recovering drug users or alcoholics that serves as a transitional environment between confinement and the return to society.
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Origin of halfway house
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for halfway house
I don't know what I should have done if one had made a halfway-house of my hair!Set in Silver|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
But it is only a halfway-house between common credulity and scientific method.Introduction to the Study of History|Charles V. Langlois
From the Halfway-house to Cape Town the character of the landscape completely changes.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
a place to rest midway on a journey
the halfway point in any progression
a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, mental patients, etc
British a compromisea halfway house between fixed and floating exchange rates
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A rehabilitation facility for individuals, such as mental patients or substance abusers, who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or other institution but who are not yet prepared to return to their communities.
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