halfway house


halfway house

noun

  1. an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road.
  2. any place considered as midway in a course.
  3. a residence for former mental patients, convicts, or recovering drug users or alcoholics that serves as a transitional environment between confinement and the return to society.

noun

  1. a place to rest midway on a journey
  2. the halfway point in any progression
  3. a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, mental patients, etc
  4. British a compromisea halfway house between fixed and floating exchange rates

n.

  1. A rehabilitation facility for individuals, such as mental patients or substance abusers, who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or other institution but who are not yet prepared to return to their communities.

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