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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order);

2. a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hospice \Hos"pice\, n. [F., fr. L. hospitium hospitality, a place where strangers are entertained, fr. hospes stranger, guest. See Host a landlord.] A convent or monastery which is also a place of refuge or entertainment for travelers on some difficult road or pass, as in the Alps; as, the Hospice of the Great St. Bernard. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hospice n 1: a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order) 2: a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "hospice": almshouse, asylum, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse, foster home, guest house, halfway house, home, hospitium, hostel, hostelry, hotel, inn, lodge, lodging house, nursing home, ordinary, orphanage, pension, poor farm, poorhouse, posada, pub, public, public house, rest home, retreat, roadhouse, rooming house, tavern, workhouse