What does garden mean?

Definitions for garden
ˈgɑr dngar·den

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word garden.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gardennoun

    a plot of ground where plants are cultivated

  2. gardennoun

    the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden

  3. gardenverb

    a yard or lawn adjoining a house

  4. gardenverb

    work in the garden

    "My hobby is gardening"


  1. gardennoun

    An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food (vegetable garden) or ornamental purposes (flower garden).

  2. gardennoun

    Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.

    You can spend the afternoon walking around the town gardens.

  3. gardennoun

    The grounds at the front or back of a house.

  4. gardennoun

    A cluster, a bunch.

  5. gardennoun

    Pubic hair or the genitalia it masks.

  6. gardenverb

    to grow plants in a garden; to create or maintain a garden.

    I love to garden uE00059307uE001 this year I'm going to plant some daffodils.

  7. gardenverb

    of a batsman, to inspect and tap the pitch lightly with the bat so as to smooth out small rough patches and irregularities.

  8. gardenadjective

    Of, relating to, in, from or for use in a garden.

  9. gardenadjective

    Common, ordinary, domesticated.

  10. Etymology: gardin, diminutive (cf. hortus gardinus) or oblique form of *gard (compare jart), from Old Low Franconian * 'fenced in yard, garden' (compare Dutch gaarde, gaard), from gardô (compare West Frisian gard, Low German Garden, German Garten), from gardaz. More at yard.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GARDENnoun

    Etymology: gardd, Welsh; jardin, French; giardino, Italian.

    Thy promises are like Adonis’ gardens,
    Which one day bloom’d and fruitful were the next. William Shakespeare.

    My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holbourn,
    I saw good strawberries in your garden there. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    In the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens for all the months in the year. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    In every garden should be provided flowers, fruit, shade and water. William Temple.

    I am arriv’d from fruitful Lombardy,
    The pleasant garden of great Italy. William Shakespeare, Tam. of the Shrew.

  2. To Gardenverb

    To cultivate a garden; to lay out gardens

    Etymology: from the noun.

    At first, in Rome’s poor age,
    When both her kings and consuls held the plough,
    Or garden’d well. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

    When ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately, sooner than to garden finely; as if gardening were the greater perfection. Francis Bacon, Essay 47.


  1. Garden

    "The Garden is a song by the hard rock band Guns N' Roses released in 1991. It appears on the album Use Your Illusion I and features alternating lead vocals between Axl Rose and Alice Cooper.


  1. garden

    A garden refers to a cultivated space, typically outdoors, where plants, flowers, trees, vegetables, or herbs are grown for aesthetic, recreational, or functional purposes, such as providing food or attracting pollinators. Gardens can vary in size, design, and purpose, ranging from small backyard gardens to large public parks or botanical gardens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gardennoun

    a piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables

  2. Gardennoun

    a rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country

  3. Gardenverb

    to lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture

  4. Gardenverb

    to cultivate as a garden

  5. Etymology: [OE. gardin, OF. gardin, jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G. garten; akin to AS. geard. See Yard an inclosure.]


  1. Garden

    A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. The most common form today is known as a residential garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one. Zoos, which display wild animals in simulated natural habitats, were formerly called zoological gardens. Western gardens are almost universally based on plants, with garden often signifying a shortened form of botanical garden. Some traditional types of eastern gardens, such as Zen gardens, use plants such as parsley. Xeriscape gardens use local native plants that do not require irrigation or extensive use of other resources while still providing the benefits of a garden environment. Gardens may exhibit structural enhancements, sometimes called follies, including water features such as fountains, ponds, waterfalls or creeks, dry creek beds, statuary, arbors, trellises and more. Some gardens are for ornamental purposes only, while some gardens also produce food crops, sometimes in separate areas, or sometimes intermixed with the ornamental plants. Food-producing gardens are distinguished from farms by their smaller scale, more labor-intensive methods, and their purpose. Flower gardens combine plants of different heights, colors, textures, and fragrances to create interest and delight the senses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garden

    gär′dn, n. a piece of ground on which flowers, &c., are cultivated: a pleasant spot.—ns. Gar′dener; Gar′den-glass, a bell-glass for covering plants; Gar′dening, the act of laying out and cultivating gardens; Gar′den-par′ty, a party held on the lawn or in the garden of a private house.—Garden of Eden (see Eden); Hanging garden, a garden formed in terraces rising one above another—e.g. those of Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon; Market gardener, a gardener who raises vegetables, fruits, &c. for sale; Philosophers of the garden, followers of Epicurus who taught in a garden. [O. Fr. gardin (Fr. jardin); from Teut.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From the Fr. _garantir_, to make good. Hence, a place where lovers make good.

Editors Contribution

  1. garden

    An outdoor space.

    The garden was so beautiful, clean, neat, tidy and brought so much joy.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garden is ranked #15309 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Garden surname appeared 1,917 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Garden.

    63.3% or 1,215 total occurrences were White.
    24.7% or 474 total occurrences were Black.
    9.2% or 177 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'garden' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #956

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'garden' in Written Corpus Frequency: #903

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'garden' in Nouns Frequency: #286

Anagrams for garden »

  1. danger

  2. gander

  3. grande

  4. ranged

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garden in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of garden in a Sentence

  1. Steve Maraboli:

    In this busy world, we should never be a stranger to love and compassion. It is the fertile soil in the garden of peace."

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    Cherries can be very poetic and appealing, when we pick them from our garden tree. If we understand, they have flown thousands of miles for our pleasure, in winter time, they become, however, an item of suspicion and acerbity. (“No cherries anymore in winter time” )

  3. Melania Trump:

    It took so many kind and caring people focused on these very brave and amazing children, and the end result is something everyone should be proud of, this garden will be a quiet space for children to benefit from nature's most important elements: fresh air and beautiful views to relax and enjoy in peace. It has always been my belief that a nurturing and positive environment is vital to the health and well-being of all children.

  4. Le Nechet:

    Just a 15-minute walk north on Collins Avenue is The Broken Shaker, it's like a little vacation village with a restaurant, backyard garden and a little pool if you want to swim. Rigolo.

  5. Paul Klee:

    One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.

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