HyperDic: asylum

English > 2 senses of the word asylum:
NOUNartifactasylum, refuge, sanctuarya shelter from danger or hardship / hardship
artifactasylum, mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asyluma hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
asylum > pronunciation
Soundsahsay'lahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > asylum: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA shelter from danger or hardship / hardship.
Synonymsrefuge, sanctuary
Narrowerharbor, harbourA place of refuge and comfort and security / security
safe houseA house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations
safeholdA refuge from attack
BroadershelterA structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
Spanishasilo, refugio, santuario
Catalanasil
English > asylum: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person.
Synonymsmental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum
NarrowerBedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pitpejorative terms for an insane asylum
Broaderhospital, infirmaryA health facility where patients receive treatment
Spanishhospital psiquiátrico, manicomio, psiquiátrico, siquiátrico
Catalanhospital psiquiàtric, manicomi, psiquiàtric

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