orphanage etymology

English word orphanage comes from English -age, English orphan

Detailed word origin of orphanage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
orphan English (eng) (transitive) To deprive of parents (used almost exclusively in the passive). (transitive, computing) To make unavailable, as by removing the last remaining pointer or reference to. (by extension, figuratively) Remaining after the removal of some form of support.. Deprived of parents (also orphaned). (computing) Any unreferenced object.. (figuratively) Anything that is unsupported, as by its [...]
orphanage English (eng) (obsolete) Orphanhood; the state of being an orphan.. A residential institution for the care and protection of orphans.

Words with the same origin as orphanage

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