Definitions for Nursenɜrs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nursenɜrs(n.; v.)nursed, nurs•ing.
(n.)a person formally educated and trained in the care of the sick or infirm, esp. a registered nurse.
a woman who has the general care of a child or children.
Ref: wet nurse . 1
a worker that attends the young in a colony of social insects.
(v.t.)to tend in sickness, infirmity, etc.
to try to cure (an ailment) by taking care of oneself:
to nurse a cold.
to suckle (an infant).
to handle carefully or fondly.
to use, consume, or dispense slowly or carefully:
to nurse a cup of tea.
to keep steadily in mind:
He nursed a grudge.
to feed and tend in infancy.
to bring up, train, or nurture.
(v.i.)to suckle a child, esp. one's own.
(of a child) to suckle.
to act as nurse; tend the sick or infirm.
Origin of nurse:
1350–1400; ME, var. of n(o)urice, norice < OF < LL nūtrīcia, n. use of fem. of L nūtrīciusnutritious
one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
nanny, nursemaid, nurse(verb)
a woman who is the custodian of children
try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
"He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse(verb)
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
"bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
"He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck(verb)
give suck to
"The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who is medically trained to work in a hospital
one of the nurses assisting the surgeon
(of a woman or female animal) to feed a baby milk from her body
tips for new mothers who are nursing; a mother dolphin nursing her calf
to take care of a sick or injured person
Her husband nursed her back to health.
to be resting or having medical treatment for an illness or injury
Their star player is nursing a bruised ankle.
to continue to feel an emotion or have an idea
She had always nursed the dream that her children would go to college.; an old rival who still nurses bad feelings toward her
A person (usually a woman) who takes care of other peopleu2019s young.
They hired a nurse to care for their young boy
A person trained to provide care for the sick.
The nurse made her rounds through the hospital ward
to breast feed
She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy.
to care for the sick
She nursed him back to health.
to treat kindly and with extra care
She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed.
to drink slowly
to foster, to nourish
Many nurse this humanitarian idea which is not specifically Christian.
Origin: Variant form of the archaic nourice, from norrice, from nutricius, from nutrix, from nutrire.
one who nourishes; a person who supplies food, tends, or brings up; as: (a) A woman who has the care of young children; especially, one who suckles an infant not her own. (b) A person, especially a woman, who has the care of the sick or infirm
one who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like
a lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place
a peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia
either one of the nurse sharks
to nourish; to cherish; to foster
to nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant
to take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon
to bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; -- applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention
to manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources
to caress; to fondle, as a nurse does
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who keeps setting up the drinks after you're all in. Out of the frying-pan into the face--Mothers' doughnuts. O Many hands make light work--also a good Jackpot. OAR A popular device for catching crabs.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Nurse' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3215
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Nurse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2753
Rank popularity for the word 'Nurse' in Nouns Frequency: #820
Translations for Nurse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who looks after sick or injured people in hospital
She wants to be a nurse.
- مُمَرِّض، مُمَرِّضَهArabic
- мед. сестраBulgarian
- enfermeiroPortuguese (BR)
- zdravotní sestraCzech
- der/die Krankenpfleger(in)German
- sygeplejerske; sygeplejerDanish
- νοσοκόμος, νοσοκόμαGreek
- põetaja, õdeEstonian
- medicinska sestraCroatian
- slaugė, medicinos sesuoLithuanian
- medicīnas māsaLatvian
- juru rawatMalay
- pielęgniarka, pielęgniarzPolish
- медицинская сестраRussian
- zdravotná sestraSlovak
- bolničarka, sestraSlovenian
- medicinska sestraSerbian
- hastabakıcı, hemşireTurkish
- 護士Chinese (Trad.)
- сиділка, доглядальницяUkrainian
- نرس، تيمار دارUrdu
- y táVietnamese
- 护士Chinese (Simp.)
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