• WordNet 3.6
    • n hospice a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill
    • n hospice a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hospice 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hospice A house of entertainment and refuge for strangers; especially, such an establishment kept by monks on some passes in the Alps to give shelter and aid to travelers. Originally they were probably for pilgrims on the journey to Rome. The best-known hospice is that of the Great St. Bernard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hospice hos′pēs a house of entertainment for strangers, esp. such kept by monks on some Alpine passes for travelers
    • Hospice Also Hospit′ium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. hospitium, hospitality, a place where strangers are entertained, fr. hospes, stranger, guest. See Host a landlord


In literature:

The hospice stands for hospitality, but we have now only a hotel and a hospital.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
But at Hospice I shall proclaim you.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend
I have to return to the hospice and see some patients.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The Cap du Saint Hospice is pine-clad, with a sixteenth-century tower at its end.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
At the Hospice the dripping lasses found a hospitable welcome from the handsome monk who does the honours there.
"Shawl-Straps" by Louisa M. Alcott
Hour after hour I waited at the hospice, knowing that Seraphine would keep her promise and send me some message.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
But from those three hospices the last of the ladies must have retreated at a comparatively recent date.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
They were finally quartered at a hospice in the village.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
On every side we see the hospices and convents and churches and palaces of the different sects of Christendom.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
A hospice is established in the City of Mexico for the accommodation of the religious who go to the Filipinas.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various

In poetry:

In the hearts of the many there sheltered and fed,
As unto a hospice by Providence led,
Does often a thought like a sunbeam intrude
Of the bounty so free, and the donors so good?
"Holiday Home." by Hattie Howard
Yet still, across the narrow strait,
Some remnants of the hospice stand,
Whose ever hospitable gate
Met pilgrims from the Holy Land,
Its finely carved, millennial tower
Enduring to the present hour.
"Isola Comacina" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Rachel Neel Overman Wright, 94, formerly of US 13 South, and more recently, Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, passed away Monday night, Dec 19.
Rachel Neel Overman Wright, 94, died Monday night at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
Donald Clifford Neer , 73, passed away Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 at Vidas Hospice Care in Merritt Island, FL.
Neva Melba Copelin, age 78, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Hospice House of Odessa.
Neva Irene Maltbie, age 87, of Hurdland, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at her home under the care of Hospice.
Neva J Basista, 83, passed away Saturday evening, Oct 7, 2012, at the Hospice House.
Novella McLean, 80, of 610 Main St, died Oct 7, 2012, at Southeastern Hospice House.
GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa Cedar Valley Hospice, Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes and Grundy County Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce the fifth educational session in a series of six being held in Grundy Center.
Maynard, 86, of Sweetwater passed away Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 while in Hendrick Hospice Care.
Hospice of Santa Barbara is providing a support group offering free help for people anticipating an organ transplant or who have received an organ transplant .
Insert hospice joke here, Web pagination , too big to value.
The Washington Post is getting into the hospice business, which prompted a few too many obvious jokes about death and newspapers.
Chef Dan at Greenwood Hills Country Club is making traditional pasties to raise money for the Aspirus Hospice Foundation.
MONROE — Perl D Herkimer, age 80, of Monroe died Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, at Ebeid Promedica Hospice, Sylvania.
As of Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 09:42 a.m. Herkimer, 80 years, of Monroe, died Sunday at Ebied Promedica Hospice, Sylvania.