noun, plural hô·tels-Dieu [oh-tel-dyœ] /oʊ tɛlˈdyœ/. French.

a hospital.

Origin of hôtel-Dieu

literally, mansion of God
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Historical Examples of hotel-dieu

  • He got the native of Cantal into the Hotel-Dieu, where he took the greatest care of him.

    The Atheist's Mass

    Honore de Balzac

  • At the Hotel-Dieu there is a Sallambier ward which perpetuates his memory.


    Frederick Lawton

  • And the devout sisters of the Hotel-Dieu, not fearing death, worked piously and humbly, not out of regard for any worldly honour.

  • The prelate's three hundred thousand livres were devoted to the internal repairs of the Hotel-Dieu.

  • A surgeon, a pupil of Gall's came, and our house surgeon, and the head physician from the Hotel-Dieu.

    Father Goriot

    Honore de Balzac