Associations to the word «Hospice»


HOSPICE, noun. (countable) (dated) A lodging for pilgrims or the destitute, normally provided by a monastic order.
HOSPICE, noun. (uncountable) The provision of palliative care for terminally ill patients, either at a specialized facility or at a residence, and support for the family, typically refraining from taking extraordinary measures to prolong life.
HOSPICE, noun. (countable) A specialized facility or organization offering palliative care for the terminally ill.

Dictionary definition

HOSPICE, noun. A lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order).
HOSPICE, noun. A program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne