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

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy