Definitions for Nursenɜrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nurse(noun)

    one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

  2. nanny, nursemaid, nurse(verb)

    a woman who is the custodian of children

  3. nurse(verb)

    try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury

    "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

  4. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse(verb)

    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

    "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"

  5. nurse(verb)

    serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

  6. nurse(verb)

    treat carefully

    "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"

  7. 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"


  1. nurse(Noun)

    A wet-nurse.

  2. nurse(Noun)

    A person (usually a woman) who takes care of other peopleu2019s young.

    They hired a nurse to care for their young boy

  3. nurse(Noun)

    A person trained to provide care for the sick.

    The nurse made her rounds through the hospital ward

  4. nurse(Verb)

    to breast feed

    She believes that nursing her baby will make him strong and healthy.

  5. nurse(Verb)

    to care for the sick

    She nursed him back to health.

  6. nurse(Verb)

    to treat kindly and with extra care

    She nursed the rosebush and that season it bloomed.

  7. nurse(Verb)

    to drink slowly

  8. nurse(Verb)

    to foster, to nourish

    Many nurse this humanitarian idea which is not specifically Christian.

  9. Origin: Variant form of the archaic nourice, from norrice, from nutricius, from nutrix, from nutrire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nurse(noun)

    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

  2. Nurse(noun)

    one who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like

  3. Nurse(noun)

    a lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place

  4. Nurse(noun)

    a peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia

  5. Nurse(noun)

    either one of the nurse sharks

  6. Nurse(verb)

    to nourish; to cherish; to foster

  7. Nurse(verb)

    to nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant

  8. Nurse(verb)

    to take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon

  9. Nurse(verb)

    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

  10. Nurse(verb)

    to manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources

  11. Nurse(verb)

    to caress; to fondle, as a nurse does

  12. Origin: [OE. nourse, nurice, norice, OF. nurrice, norrice, nourrice, F. nourrice, fr. L. nutricia nurse, prop., fem. of nutricius that nourishes; akin to nutrix, -icis, nurse, fr. nutrire to nourish. See Nourish, and cf. Nutritious.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NURSE

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. nurse

    A nurse is a person who is professionally trained and qualified to look after a patient in any health setting.

    There are many different types of nurses who all get a professional qualification before they can practice.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nurse' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3215

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nurse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2753

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nurse' in Nouns Frequency: #820

Anagrams for Nurse »

  1. Nuers, runes, urnes

  2. Nuers

  3. Runes

  4. Urnes

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