Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
halfway house \half"way house`\,
an inn or place of call midway on a journey.
A residence for former convicts, persons recovering from mental illness, or from drug or alcohol addiction, serving as an intermediate environment between total confinement and complete freedom, and having structured programs designed to ease successful reintegration into society.
n. 1 An inn or place of call midway on a journey. 2 A temporary residence for those who have left prison, residential drug rehabilitation(,) or the like, designed to ease them back into society.
Housing Units (2000): 662
Land area (2000): 1.996276 sq. miles (5.170330 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.996276 sq. miles (5.170330 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32024
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.274479 N, 75.639118 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
A halfway house is a place that allows people with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities to learn the social and other skills necessary to integrate or re-integrate into society.
The environment features varying degrees of privacy, social work, medical, psychiatric, and other similar services as well as residence halls for the patients.
A halfway house is a community-release institution for prisoners
Halfway house may also refer to:
Halfway House is a retail mixtape by American rapper Joe Budden, released on October 28, 2008 exclusively in digital format through Amalgam Digital. Halfway House was released when Joe Budden's second studio album, Padded Room, has been pushed back. Its release marked Joe Budden's first return to the Billboard 200 in five years, and approximately 3,000 downloads were sold in its first week of release. The album is notable for featuring the first collaboration between the four members of Slaughterhouse on the track, "Slaughterhouse."
Halfway House, also known as the Tyree Tavern, is a historic inn and tavern located at Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. It is a two story, log and frame building with a gable roof measuring 50 feet long and 20 feet deep. The original log section was built prior to 1810. It was expanded to its present configuration about 1827. It served as a stage coach stop on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike. Notable guests included Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John Breckenridge. It also was headquarters of the Chicago Gray Dragoons during the American Civil War. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Usage examples of "halfway house".
This must have been the longest action on record, and it's nearly a seven-hour ride back to Halfway House.
In August, Penny left for a monthlong retreat at The Orpheus Center in Port Townsend, a sort of multiples' halfway house that specialized in reintegration.
As long as she didn't forget there was life on the outside of the halfway house, she was content for the moment.
I would suspect this is a halfway house on the road to someplace else.
Went through the social services route, a halfway house, counseling, then turned twenty-one and went back on the streets.
And he felt that it was therefore likely that, at either the prison or the halfway house, Meadows had hooked up with the men who had burglarized the bank with him.