nursing home


a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
Chiefly British. a small private hospital; a small hospital owned by one person or a group of individuals and supported solely by the fees of patients.

Nearby words

  1. nurseryman,
  2. nurserywoman,
  3. nursing,
  4. nursing bottle,
  5. nursing father,
  6. nursing mother,
  7. nursing officer,
  8. nursling,
  9. nurturance,
  10. nurture

Origin of nursing home

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nursing home

nursing home


a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
British a private maternity home
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Medicine definitions for nursing home

nursing home


skilled nursing facility

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