What does gardener mean?

Definitions for gardener
ˈgɑrd nər, ˈgɑr dn ərgar·den·er

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gardener, nurserymannoun

    someone who takes care of a garden

  2. gardenernoun

    someone employed to work in a garden


  1. gardenernoun

    One who gardens; one who grows plants or cultivates a garden.

  2. Gardenernoun

    derived from the profession gardener.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gardenernoun

    He that attends or cultivates gardens.

    Etymology: from garden.

    Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners; so that, if we will plant nettles, or sow lettuce, the power lies in our will. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Gardeners tread down any loose ground, after they have sown onions or turnips. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The gardener may lop religion as he please. James Howell.

    The life and felicity of an excellent gardener is preferable to all other diversions. John Evelyn, Kalendar.

    Then let the learned gard’ner mark with care
    The kinds of stocks, and what those kinds will bear. Dryd.


  1. Gardener

    A gardener is someone who practices gardening, either professionally or as a hobby.


  1. gardener

    A gardener is an individual who is involved in the maintenance and care of gardens by planting, cultivating, pruning, and ensuring the health of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees. A gardener might also be responsible for designing garden landscapes and performing tasks like weeding, fertilizing, watering, and controlling pests. They can work in a variety of settings such as private gardens, parks, and public landscapes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gardenernoun

    one who makes and tends a garden; a horticulturist


  1. Gardener

    A gardener is someone who practices gardening, either professionally or as a hobby.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gardener is ranked #13843 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gardener surname appeared 2,184 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Gardener.

    53.4% or 1,167 total occurrences were White.
    38.6% or 843 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 76 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 66 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gardener' in Nouns Frequency: #2499

Anagrams for gardener »

  1. garnered

  2. deranger

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gardener in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gardener in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gardener in a Sentence

  1. Stephen R. Covey, First things First:

    If there is no gardener there is no garden.

  2. Gyorgy Balint:

    For a gardener, every day a flower blooms, a seed starts to grow, and a tomato ripens.

  3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him

  4. Gyorgy Balint:

    The secret is that there are many people who in their entire life have this genetically built-in need to work, that they have to do something useful, for a gardener, every day a flower blooms, a seed starts to grow, and a tomato ripens.

  5. John F. Kennedy:

    The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose plant it this afternoon'

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