Definitions for nourishˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nour•ishˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-(v.t.)

  1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.

  2. to cherish; keep alive:

    to nourish a hope.

  3. to strengthen or promote; foster:

    to nourish the arts.

Origin of nourish:

1250–1300; ME norisshe < OF noriss-,norir < L nūtrīre to feed; cf. nurse

nour′ish•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nourish, nurture, sustain(verb)

    provide with nourishment

    "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

  2. nutrify, aliment, nourish(verb)

    give nourishment to

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nourish(verb)ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-

    to give food in order to bring growth and good health

    a well-nourished child; fertilizers that nourish the soil; nourishing vitamins and minerals

Wiktionary

  1. nourish(Noun)

    A nurse.

  2. nourish(Verb)

    To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.

  3. nourish(Verb)

    To support; to maintain.

  4. nourish(Verb)

    To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.

  5. nourish(Verb)

    To cherish; to comfort.

  6. nourish(Verb)

    To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.

  7. nourish(Verb)

    To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.

  8. nourish(Verb)

    To gain nourishment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nourish(verb)

    to feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment

  2. Nourish(verb)

    to support; to maintain

  3. Nourish(verb)

    to supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues

  4. Nourish(verb)

    to cherish; to comfort

  5. Nourish(verb)

    to educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments

  6. Nourish(verb)

    to promote growth; to furnish nutriment

  7. Nourish(verb)

    to gain nourishment

  8. Nourish(noun)

    a nurse


Translations for nourish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nourish(verb)

to cause or help to grow, become healthy etc.

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