What does nourish mean?

Definitions for nourish
ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-nour·ish

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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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nourish

    nur′ish, v.t. to suckle: to feed or bring up: to support: to help forward growth in any way: to encourage: to cherish: to educate.—adjs. Nour′ishable, able to be nourished.—n. Nour′isher.—adj. Nour′ishing, giving nourishment.—n. Nour′ishment, the act of nourishing or the state of being nourished: that which nourishes: nutriment. [O. Fr. norir (Fr. nourrir)—L. nutrīre, to feed.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nourish

    To provide with a just, fair and sufficient amount of food for life, fairness, justness, inclusion and evolution.

    The information is to nourish the soul and provide specific information to ensure the goal, plan and project success.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

How to pronounce nourish?

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How to say nourish in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nourish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nourish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of nourish in a Sentence

  1. Woodrow Wilson:

    We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.

  2. Xiao Jie:

    The arrival of tourists will nourish the need for divers and windsurfers.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Woman's natural and significant task, lies upon a moral imperative, to nourish and educate children for a sober and disciplined generation; but most women became involved in their legal rights, out of that obligation. Consequently, they face the collapse of both ways, neither having the rights nor a moral imperative; thus, they stand on an awkward stage.

  4. Roxanne Sukol:

    The big problem is that we've been told that we can nourish ourselves with these ultraprocessed foods, and we cannot. They don't nourish us. That's why I believe that obesity is (at least in part) a malnourished state, as opposed to the standard message being propagated in our society, which is that obesity is an overindulged state, but if that were true, then diets would work.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing.

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