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foundling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foundling  \Found"ling\,  n.  [OE.  foundling,  fundling;  finden  to 
  find  +  -ling;  cf  f["u]ndling,  findling.  See  {Find},  v.  t., 
  and  {-ling}.] 
  A  deserted  or  exposed  infant;  a  child  found  without  a  parent 
  or  owner. 
 
  {Foundling  hospital},  a  hospital  for  foundlings. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foundling 
  n  :  a  child  who  has  been  abandoned  and  whose  parents  are  unknown 
  [syn:  {abandoned  infant}] 




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