(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. home, foundlings' home, shelter, refuge. See abode.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. orphans' home, shelter, children's home, halfway house, asylum for orphaned children, institution, foundling home; see also school 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
foster home, group home, institution, asylum, refuge.

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