a residential establishment that provides special care for convalescents and aged or infirm persons.
Hone In vs. Home InDoes a plane home in on a target or hone in on it? Does a musician hone her skills or home them? Are these two verbs interchangeable or do they have discrete meanings? Today we explore the origins and uses of hone and home. Hone entered English as a noun for a pointed rock used as a landmark. In the 1400s, it began to be …
Origin of rest home
First recorded in 1920–25
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Medicine definitions for rest home
An establishment where elderly or disabled persons are housed and cared for.
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