HyperDic: workhouse

English > 2 senses of the word workhouse:
NOUNartifactworkhousea poorhouse where able-bodied poor are compelled to labor
artifactworkhousea county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
English > workhouse: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA poorhouse where able-bodied poor are compelled to labor.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
BroaderpoorhouseAn establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless
English > workhouse: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months.
Broaderjail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokeyA correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful / lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

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