Meaning of halfway house

half'way house"

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.
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