Definition of Mental home
1. Noun. A hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person.
Specialized synonyms: Bedlam, Booby Hatch, Crazy House, Cuckoo's Nest, Funny Farm, Funny House, Loony Bin, Madhouse, Nut House, Nuthouse, Sanatorium, Snake Pit
Generic synonyms: Hospital, Infirmary
Derivative terms: Institutional, Institutionalise, Institutionalize
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Home
Literary usage of Mental home
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Unity Pulpitby Minot Judson Savage by Minot Judson Savage (1883)
"But, by and by, they learned a little more, and then the more intelligent minds could find a mental home in these conceptions no longer. ..."
2. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1860)
"All educated Americans, first or last, go to Europe, — perhaps because it is their mental home, as the invalid habits of this country might suggest. ..."
3. Clinical Lectures on Mental Diseases by Thomas Smith Clouston (1904)
"Such tumours being ranou* in kind, position, and mode of growth, those condition» all affect the symptoms bodily and mental. Home tumours grow slowly, ..."
4. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1904)
"... All educated Americans, first or last, go to Europe; perhaps because it is their mental home, as the invalid habits of this country might suggest. ..."