rest home


noun

a residential establishment that provides special care for convalescents and aged or infirm persons.

Nearby words

  1. rest,
  2. rest area,
  3. rest assured,
  4. rest cure,
  5. rest energy,
  6. rest mass,
  7. rest on one's laurels,
  8. rest room,
  9. rest stop,
  10. rest-cure

Origin of rest home

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for rest-home

rest-home

noun

an old people's home
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Medicine definitions for rest-home

rest home

n.

An establishment where elderly or disabled persons are housed and cared for.

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