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krɛʃ, kreɪʃcreche

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creche, foundling hospitalnoun

    a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for

  2. crechenoun

    a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem


  1. Crechenoun

    a day-care center for young children.

  2. Crechenoun

    a three-dimensional model of the scene described in the Bible at the birth of Jesus Christ in a stable at Bethlehem, with Mary and Joseph near a manger in which a model of the infant Christ child is lain, and usually including figures of animals, shepherds, and the three wise men; -- also called a Nativity scene. The figures in the scene are typically made as individual statues or figurines. Smaller models are displayed in homes and other indoor locations during the Christmans season, and larger models, often life-size, may be displayed out of doors.

  3. Crechenoun

    (Biol.) a nest where the young of several animals are cared for in a communal fashion.


  1. crèchenoun

    A representation of the Nativity scene.

  2. crèchenoun

    A hospital for orphaned infants; a foundling hospital.

  3. crèchenoun

    A day nursery.

  4. crèchenoun

    A group of young who stay together for protection.


  1. creche

    A creche is a place where babies and young children are cared for during the day while their parents are at work. These facilities typically provide facilities for play, meals, and rest, and may also offer early education programs. The term "creche" originates from the French word for "crib."


  1. Crèche

    The Crèche in zoology refers to care of another's offspring, for instance in a colony. This term is generally used in the study of bird colonies. Many penguins form crèches, in addition to many other birds such as the Canada Goose, Common Eider and Common Shelduck. Among the reptiles, Spectacled Caiman also raise their young in crèches, one female taking care of her own as well as several others' offspring. Lions are another notable species to form crèches. Females within a pride will provide mutual protection and will even nurse each other's cubs. However, studies have shown that cubs raised in crèches tend to have lower feeding-rates than if they were raised by one mother. This indicates that in lions, the crèche is a defensive formation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crèche

    kresh, n. a sort of public nursery for children, while their mothers are at work. [Fr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. creche

    A type of nationalized public service that is accessible, affordable and sustainable, created and designed to provide a variety of preschool education services for children with the accurate and specific ability, experience, management, employees, knowledge, skills, training and qualifications to provide the service responsibly. All employees who work in this service are guaranteed a starting wage of the living wage. This service is funded by unity government funding, philanthropy, music industry philanthropy, sportspeople philanthropy and is provided free to all parents across the country.

    Creche services are important for women and men to work while the parents have and educate a family.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creche in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of creche in a Sentence

  1. Prabhat Jha:

    There should be crèche facilities, either from the government or the construction companies. There should be a safe place for these children. They are at real risk of being hurt.

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