What does Nursery mean?

Definitions for Nursery
ˈnɜr sə riNurs·ery

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Nursery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nursery, baby's room(noun)

    a child's room for a baby

  2. greenhouse, nursery, glasshouse(noun)

    a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

GCIDE

  1. Nursery(n.)

    The place where nursing is carried on; as: (a) The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children. (b) A place where young of any species, plant or animal, are nourished preparatory to transfer elsewhere; especially a place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees. (c) The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

Wiktionary

  1. nursery(Noun)

    The act of nursing.

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

  2. nursery(Noun)

    A place where nursing is carried on; as:

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

  3. nursery(Noun)

    That which forms and educates.

    Commerce is the nursery of seamen.

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

  4. nursery(Noun)

    That which is nursed.

    Etymology: nurse + -ery

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nursery(noun)

    the act of nursing

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  2. Nursery(noun)

    the place where nursing is carried on

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  3. Nursery(noun)

    the place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  4. Nursery(noun)

    a place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  5. Nursery(noun)

    the place where anything is fostered and growth promoted

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  6. Nursery(noun)

    that which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

  7. Nursery(noun)

    that which is nursed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. nourricerie.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Nursery

    A place where plants, seeds and cultivar are created and managed.

    The nursery was beautiful to visit and see the colors and beauty of nature in bloom.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  
  2. nursery

    A room in a house, property or form of housing for a baby or child.

    The baby's nursery is beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  
  3. nursery

    A type of business and service created and designed to provide a variety of cultivar, plants, shrubs, seeds, vine, hedges and trees with management and employees with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, skills, training and qualifications to provide the service.

    The local nursery grows a variety of cultivar, plants, seeds, trees etc. which contributes to the growth of our food.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  
  4. nursery

    A type of nationalized public preschool education service created and designed to provide a variety of services for children with the accurate and specific ability, experience, management, employees, knowledge, skills, training and qualifications to provide the service responsibly.

    The nursery employees are so kind and supportive, they really enjoy playing and spending time with the children.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nursery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2553

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nursery' in Nouns Frequency: #1774

How to pronounce Nursery?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Nursery in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nursery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nursery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Nursery in a Sentence

  1. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    Life is the soul's nursery--Its training place for the destinies of eternity.

  2. Susan Morley:

    These nursery rhymes prepare children for language, they're fun and they create a world-to-lyric connection, where kids can recognize real-life themes like family.

  3. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.

  4. H.W. Mann:

    Look at nature. A single bee cannot really do much. But you put a group of bees together and they can form a hive. A colony of bees that work in harmony. Each one doing its part. Some bees collect pollen. Some bees tend to the hive. Some bees guard the hive. Some bees tend to the nursery. Together they make a lot of honey.

  5. Bill Gross:

    It has been a nursery rhyme experience for sure, but more than likely without a fairy tale ending.

Images & Illustrations of Nursery

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